May 2022 CALS New Hires

Jesse Cote, Migrant Education NEK Regional Coordinator (St. Johnsbury)

An image of Jesse Cote standing outside on a sunny day, in front of a barn.Jesse Cote has a background in mental health services and supporting young people in developing behavior goals. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, offering supportive opportunities to build life and career skills, such as leadership camps, English language courses and more. Continue reading “May 2022 CALS New Hires”

March 2022 New Hires

Eric Hatungimana, Postdoctoral Associate, Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)

A photo of Eric Hatungimana standing outside near the ocean on a sunny day.Dr. Eric Hatungimana is a postdoctoral associate and will be working on sustainable intensification of forage-based dairy farms through improved forages and feeding, under the supervision of ASCI Associate Professor Sabrina Greenwood. His research project aims at managing forages to maximize economic and environmental gains as well as agronomic productivity of dairy farms in the northeast U.S. Continue reading “March 2022 New Hires”

Migrant Farmworker Grant Builds Community Health Worker Capacity

A dairy farm worker in the milking parlor with cows.

Building on a decade of migrant farmworker health outreach by dedicated, committed and mostly part-time UVM Extension staff, the Vermont Department of Health awarded Principal Investigator Naomi Wolcott-MacCausland a $1,300,000 grant to ensure greater equity and access to COVID-19 vaccines for those disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Continue reading “Migrant Farmworker Grant Builds Community Health Worker Capacity”