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UMass Amherst Biologist Publishes Research on Bee Health
Lynn S. Adler, UMass professor of biology
Apr 18, 2019

Lynn S. Adler, professor of biology, in collaboration with other American scientists, has been researching factors driving pollinator decline, including pathogens and pesticides, for several years.

Statehouse Celebrates Agriculture Day 2019
Governor Baker stopped by the UMass Extension booth at Ag Day in the Statehouse.
Mar 29, 2019

Wednesday, March 27 was Agriculture Day on Beacon Hill. It’s a day when legislators and legislative staff get to meet with farmers and other members of the agricultural community to hear about the issues important to them.

Resources for Pollinators
Bombus bee
Feb 21, 2019

Explore our new Pollinator resources section! Learn about upcoming bee events at UMass, information about keeping bees, creating pollinator-friendly landscapes, and supporting native pollinators in New England.

40th Annual UMass Community Tree Conference
Urban street trees
Jan 24, 2019

March 5, 2019, UMass Amherst

One-day conference for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts. 

 

Governor Baker Visits Make-it Springfield
Tour of Maker Space(L to R): LARP Professor Michael DiPasquale, Co-Founder of Make-It Springfield, Karen Finn, Director, Springfield Cultural Partnership, Governor Charlie Baker, MassDevelopment Senior Fellow Laura Masulis, Co-founder of Make-It Springfield, Lara Furtado, Research Assistant, UMass PhD candidate, Regional Planning.
Dec 13, 2018

Governor Baker visited on December 11 to hear about plans for the busy downtown makerspace supported by CAFE and MassDevelopment.  

Chancellor Announces New Campus Investment in Cranberry Station
 Chancellor Subbaswamy visits Cranberry Station. John Lebeaux; Commissioner of Agriculture; Chancellor Subbaswamy; Hilary Sandler, Director, Cranberry Station; Senator Michael Rodrigues; Jody Jellison, Director, CAFE; Tricia Serio, Dean, College of Natural Sciences
Dec 10, 2018

In late November, UMass Amherst Chancellor Subbaswamy visited the UMass Cranberry Station in East Wareham.

Reestablishing the Majestic Elm With Help From UMass Amherst Students
Tara McElhinney plants elm tree in Dakin Field
Nov 6, 2018

The American elm saplings at the UMass Agricultural Learning Center have already survived severe drought, abnormally wet conditions, deer munching, gypsy moth and Japanese beetle.

Climate Adaptation Draws Crowd: Mass ECAN Conference 2018
Breakout session at MASS ECAN conference
Nov 2, 2018

The Massachusetts Ecosystem Climate Adaptation Network (Mass ECAN) celebrated its first birthday by bringing together over 100 climate adaptation practitioners and researchers from across the state during its second annual conference held this year at Framingham State University. Mass ECAN is a community of practice for those working on climate adaptation in Massachusetts and interested in ecosystem resilience and natural resources conservation.

 

Poster Session Showcases Undergraduate Research and Extension by Summer Scholars
Christine Hatch and Luke McInnis at CAFE  summer scholar poster session
Sep 17, 2018

The thirty-plus undergraduates spoke with guests in front of the thirty-plus academic project posters that were pinned to boards throughout the airy room near the top of the UMass Amherst Campus Center late one September afternoon. The academic posters sported images, charts and graphs designed to impart the months of hard work put in by this enthusiastic cohort of “Summer Scholars.” 

 

Senior Adam Salhaney Wins Food Technology Research Competition
Senior Adam Salhaney wins national food technology competition (IFT18)
Aug 8, 2018

Adam Salhaney, a senior food science major and Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) “summer scholar” from Holliston, won first place honors in the undergraduate research competition at the Institute of Food Technology’s annual meeting (IFT18) in Chicago from July15-18.

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