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  • Senator Elizabeth Warren, Kathleen Carroll, Ken Niecwicz

    Ken Nicewicz, UMass Volunteer Extraordinaire

    A dedicated, informed and passionate advocate for agriculture

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    Acid Rain Monitoring Project

    UMass Amherst Water Resources Research Center helps to monitor the effects of acid rain...

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    Developing Quality Chinese Herbs in the Northeast

    Options for sourcing high quality Chinese herbs closer to home may be on the horizon.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, Kathleen Carroll, Ken Niecwicz

Ken Nicewicz, UMass Volunteer Extraordinaire

A dedicated, informed and passionate advocate for agriculture

Welcome to Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Rich Bonanno, President, MFBF presents Kelly Erwin with Mass Ag Day Award

Farmers! Legislators! Organizations! Local Food!
If you were roaming the marble halls of the Massachusetts State House on March 26, 2014, you would have experienced a barrage of foods, sights and aromas that tout the Baystate’s finest agricultural provisions.The prestigious Agricultural Day Award was presented by Mass. Farm Bureau Federation President, Rich Bonnano, to Kelly Erwin in recognition of her support for the viability and sustainability of the agriculture industry in Massachusetts as former Executive Director of the Mass. Farm to School Project. She was honored as the “Mother of Farm to School” for her heroic efforts over 12 years to bring fresh food into schools all across the Commonwealth. Well done, Kelly!

4H camper sharing his tech project

4-H Summer of Science rolls out exciting new video! Learn about the new adventures young students have on campus as they discover new worlds through the lens of science, engineering and technology. Watch it here.

Passion flower grows at Durfee Conservatory

Looking for a breath of spring somewhere....anywhere? Visit Durfee Conservatory’s new website as well as the greenhouses!  This information-packed website with lovely floral images will help you remember that spring is arriving soon.