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Faculty & Staff Newsletter

April 2019

Extension Plant Pathologist Nicholas Brazee, in Washington Capitol Hill, March 2019: CARET Visits

Representatives of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) recently returned from a busy trip to Washington, D.C., where they met with the state’s legislative delegations. Extension Plant Pathologist Nicholas Brazee, along with retired Agriculture and Commercial Horticulture program leader Kathy Carroll, held this year’s “CARET” meetings with Massachusetts legislators in early March to discuss the work of the Land Grant units at UMass Amherst.  The Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET) is an organization of volunteer grass-roots supporters of the Land Grant University system that helps promote the interests of the universities and meets with legislators every year in Washington, D.C.