Update on submitting samples to our UVM Grains Lab -
2020 has truly been a year like no other, and we have been happy to be able to continue to provide quality grain testing services for our farming and culinary community near and far.
There will be no mail service on the UVM campus between December 21st and January 4th. Therefore, if you have samples that you need run before the end of 2020, please get them in the mail soon to make sure they arrive by Friday, December 18th.
Happy holidays and best wishes for 2020 from everyone at the UVM Grain Quality Testing Lab.
Remembering Jack Lazor
Among the many gifts Jack gave to us and the world was cultivation. Cultivation of plants and animals to provide nutritious foods. Cultivation of knowledge through his teaching at UVM and beyond. And, perhaps most importantly, cultivation of relationships – bringing together people throughout the food system to find a common path to sustainability. Jack’s work to help found the Northern Grain Growers Association is an example of this cultivation. Bringing together not only farmers but bakers, millers, and buyers that he met through his business and travels – all with the common goal of feeding people healthy foods while healing the earth.
Through the Northern Grain Growers Association, there is a donation opportunity to the Northern Flint Corn Consortium in honor of Jack.
Click here to learn about donating to the Northern Flint Corn Consortium in honor of Jack. The primary goal of the Northern Flint Corn Consortium is to help increase food production among Indigenous people and to help them find ways to sustain it. Education of students, participatory learning with the public, new connections, and new seeds for those who desire them.