Spring dandelions with mountains

Spring 2024

In person seminars are held in 110 Jeffords Hall at 1:10pm on Friday afternoons.

Online seminar links are shared in the weekly announcements.



Faculty Coordinating Committee: Yolanda Chen
Graduate Student Committee Members: Blair Christensen, Madelynn Edwards, Bailey Kretzler, Noah Olson, Bethany Pelletier, Alex Steiner

Seminars are free and open to the public. All are welcome!
Thank you to the William T. Raymond Memorial Fund for making this series possible.

Spring 2024 Raymond Seminar Series

  Date      TitleSpeakerSpeaker Institution
Jan 26Designing Diverse Grain Cropping Systems: What's the potential, and how do we get there?Patrick EwingUSDA-ARS Food Systems Research Unit                   
Feb 2 Rooting in place: Trees and perennials reflect permanence in urban gardens and communitiesTheresa Ong

Dartmouth College

Feb 9Crop Feralization as an Evolutionary Process: The Case of the Almond Tree (Prunus Dulcis)Rafael Rubio de Casas

University of Granada
(on sabbatical at Duke)

Mar 1 Niranjana Krishnan University of Maryland, College Park
Mar 8How to conquer the word-vomit phase of writing a paper: tips and strategies for masters and studentsGraduate Writing CenterUniversity of Vermont
Mar 22 Alex McAlvayNew York Botanical Garden
Mar 29


Chris SkinnerUniversity of Vermont
Apr 5


Courtney Hammond Wagner

USDA-ARS Food Systems Research Unit

Apr 12 Deborah NeherUniversity of Vermont
Apr 19Global W"o"rming and Re-Engineered Skin of the EarthKyungsoo YooUniversity of Minnesota
Apr 26 Jorge Ruiz-Arocho 

If you require a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Plant and Soil Science Department at pss@uvm.edu to discuss necessary accommodations.