June 2022 CALS in the News

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

CALS and Extension faculty, staff and students are making headlines for their commentaries, research findings, as subject matter experts, and for outreach collaborations. Below is a collection of recent stories.

WCAX reported on a new public service announcement reminding drivers to be careful of horses on the roads, and cites research from the UVM Center for Rural Studies on the economic contributions of the equine industry in Vermont. Continue reading “June 2022 CALS in the News”

May 2022 CALS in the News

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

CALS and Extension faculty, staff and students are making headlines for their commentaries, research findings, as subject matter experts, and for outreach collaborations. Below is a collection of recent stories.

The Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC) is among several partners listed in this article from Daily Coffee News about a new open-access platform that has been developed called the State of the Smallholder Coffee Farmer. Continue reading “May 2022 CALS in the News”

Saffron Research Sparks Numerous Inquiries About Production

Crocus flowers showing stamens for saffron collection.

The research and outreach program of the UVM North American Center for Saffron Research and Development, led by Plant and Soil Science Research Professor Margaret Skinner and Professor Bruce L. Parker, has been in the news a lot in recent months. Since 2015, scientists at the Center have been conducting research on the potential of saffron as a high-value crop to support small, diversified farmers. Continue reading “Saffron Research Sparks Numerous Inquiries About Production”