Farm on Hill in Vermont Fall Foliage

Fall 2023

In person seminars are held in Room 110 Jeffords at 1:10pm

Online seminar links are shared in the weekly announcements.



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

Seminars are free and open to the public, all are welcome!

Appreciation is due to the William T. Raymond Memorial Fund for making this series possible.

Fall 2023 Raymond Seminar Series

  Date      TitleSpeakerSpeaker Institution
Sept 15Nutrition Transition,  Indigenous Resilience, and Andean Agroecosystems in EcuadorCarlos Andres Gallegos-RiofríoGund Institute                    
Sept 22 Microbiome of the Northeastern Grape VineElsa Petit

University of Massachusetts

Sept 29Spatial Analysis of Equity in Green Stormwater Infrastructure Distribution in U.S. CitiesAmir Johnson 
Oct 6Vertical Agrivoltaics for Vegetables: Testing a Shade Fence to Simulate Agrivoltaic EffectsLaura Eckman  
Oct 13Fall Recess  
Oct 20Cover crops, high tunnels, and community: climate adaptive practices on Vermont vegetable farmsRebecca Madden 
Oct 27

Selection For Insecticide Tolerance Alters Phenotypic, Transcriptomic, And Epigenetic Responses To Multiple Stressors In The Colorado Potato Beetle

Erika Bueno 
Nov 3

Assess the Effect of Different Soil Textures and Water Potential on Root System Architecture (RSA) of Alfalfa & Histone Acetylation Regulates Insecticide Response and Resistance

Niloofar Layegh Nikravesh & Blair Christensen


Nov 10Examining the Performance of Woodchips and Drinking Water Treatment Residuals as Media in Bioretention Systems for Treating Stormwater RunoffSamantha Brewer 
Nov 17Evaluating the Performance of Winter Peas as Dual-Use Crops for both Cover Crop and Profit CropEmmanuel Brefo 
Dec 1Engaging in Participatory Action Extension Research with Northeastern farmersScott LewinsEntomology Extension Educator, UVM  Extension and Plant and Soil Science Department

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