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Post-doc researcher Leif Richardson; Deborah Neher, professor of plant and soil science; Sen. Patrick Leahy; Tom Vogelmann, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Nancy Mathews, dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.


Sen. Leahy, UVM Officials Highlight Cutting-Edge Research Made Possible by 2014 Farm Bill

The University of Vermont welcomed Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to the Miller Research Farm on July 17 to highlight some of the research projects and programs developed with the $15 million in grants and funding Leahy helped secure as a lead negotiator of the 2014 Farm Bill.  

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Cultivating Collaboration from the Bahamas to Vermont

Beside the garden at Champlain Elementary School, students from the University of Vermont and South Andros High School in the Bahamas work together to level the land for a compost system.

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Buzz the Alarm: Climate Change Puts Squeeze on Bumblebees

Global warming is putting the squeeze on bumblebees. In the most comprehensive study ever conducted of the impacts of climate change on critical pollinators, scientists have discovered that global warming is rapidly shrinking the area where these bees are found in both North America and Europe.

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UVM Biologist, with Falcon, Defends Endangered Species Act in D.C.

UVM wildlife biologist Joe Roman, flanked by a Peregrine Falcon, testified at a special briefing to the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee yesterday, calling on Congress to protect the Endangered Species Act. 

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Raj Patel


Food Systems Leaders Talk Power, Policy, Politics at UVM Summit

In the quest to address hunger and malnutrition, the success of some Malawi villages rests partly on another social cause often difficult to achieve: gender equality. In families where men cook and share chores with their wives, women can pay more attention to breast-feeding. That change, with other measures, brought about the ...

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Graduate students from the Economics for the Anthropocene program visit Choiniere Family Farm in Highgate, Vt, and hear from Guy Choiniere about the environmental practices the farm has adopted.


Economics for the Anthropocene Students Dive into Lake Champlain

A group of 15 students stood around a deep pile of cow manure and, between the cackles of roaming chickens and grunts of pigs in nearby pens, listened to Guy Choiniere describe the benefits of organic compost in nourishing the fields of his Highgate, Vt. farm.

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