It is a busy time of year for grain growers here in the Northeast, including the farmers and researchers at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, Vermont. The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils team (NWCS) is conducting 10 winter grain field trials including studies focused on rye, wheat, spelt, and barley. Continue reading “Northwest Crops and Soils Team Reports on Winter Grain Field Trials”
Ashley McLeod, Director of Major Gifts, CALS
Ashley McLeod has joined the UVM Foundation as director of major gifts for CALS. She joins UVM from Middlebury College, where she was a leadership gifts officer working with major gift donors in the NYC Metro area and Southeast. Prior to Middlebury, she held multiple fundraising roles at Williams College.
Several years of effort by a Vermont team to elevate the social issues that farmers face was an impetus for a new USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) bulletin on social sustainability. Continue reading “SARE Publication Frames Social Sustainability in Agriculture”
Northeast SARE’s Graduate Student Research Grant Program recently awarded funding for two UVM graduate research projects. Continue reading “UVM Graduate Students Awarded Northeast SARE Grants”