Emily Gracey Miller of The National Weather Desk interviewed UVM Plant and Soil Science Professor Deb Neher about composting for Off the Radar Podcast. From composting basics to green burials, this episode dives into the dirt on how this process can help the planet. Continue reading “Deb Neher Podcast All About Composting”
Ren Dillon, Director of Strategic Communications, CALS
Dillon is a filmmaker, writer, educator, and strategic communicator. A Kansas native, she moved to New York City (NYC) at age 17 to attend art school. She earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in photography, and an MFA from Columbia University in film (directing, writing and producing). Continue reading “CALS New Hires-December 2023”
Emeritus Plant and Soil Science Professor Norman Pellet passed away on December 8, 2023.
He retired from UVM in 1996 after 29 years of service, where he served as a teacher, Extension instructor, and researcher whose work focused on ornamental plant selection and management for Vermont climates. Continue reading “Emeritus PSS Professor Norman Pellett, 1934-2023”
Barituka Bekee, Post Doctoral Associate, Community Development and Applied Economics
Barituka Bekee joins UVM from the University of Missouri where he co-directed the Deaton Scholars Program, and obtained his PhD in agricultural and applied economics, as well as a certificate in society and sustainability. He will be working under Dr. Joe Ament on a project that is focused on measuring the social dimensions of food systems sustainability. Continue reading “CALS New Hires-November 2023”
USDA NIFA announced a grant for facility improvements at the UVM Horticulture Education and Research Center, through the Research Facilities Act Program.
Plant and Soil Science Associate Professor and Chair Terry Bradshaw was interviewed for a WCAX article on the USDA’s release of updated plant hardiness zone maps and what the changes mean for local growers. Continue reading “CALS in the News-November 2023”