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Chris Callahan

Extension Assistant Professor:
Agricultural Engineer


(802) 773-3349 ext. 277

Howe Center Business Park, 1 Scale Avenue, Suite 55, Rutland, VT 05701-4457


Profile & Education

Chris Callahan is the Extension Agricultural Engineer at the University of Vermont. His work focuses on enhancing Vermont's Food Systems by supporting the analysis, design, evaluation and adoption of infrastructure and equipment that meets the needs of relatively small-scale food producers and processors. Chris enjoys working closely with farmers and others on multi-disciplinary projects that deliver practical, cost effective, safe and sustainable results.

  • PE (Mechanical), Licensed in New York State
  • MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • BSME, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Areas of Expertise

Systems and process engineering; Thermal processes and heat transfer; Greenhouse energy efficiency and renewable energy; Oilseed processing and farm-scale biodiesel production; Harvest and post-harvest processing equipment and systems

Suggested Topics for Comment

Biodiesel, biomass heating, controls, greenhouse energy, hops processing, oilseeds, post-harvest, refrigeration

  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Last modified October 15 2014 11:33 AM