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Mass ECAN panel field questions during Urban Ecosystems Resilience session
November 14

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, along with other sponsors, hosted the Massachusetts Ecosystem Climate Adaptation Network’s  third annual conference on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Newton.

Clem Clay
September 23

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has named Clem Clay as director of the UMass Extension Agriculture Program.

Lyndsey Ware prunes grapes at Cold Spring Orchard
September 12

The CAFE Summer Scholars Program completed its fourth year in 2019 with another varied selection of academic research and extension projects.

Research plot at South Deerfield Farm
August 5

On August 2, members of the state’s Food Policy Council visited the UMass Farm in South Deerfield and toured five project sites at the farm and heard from faculty, extension staff and graduate students on their work.

Cover of Report on Battery Energy Storage
July 8

A new report from UMass Amherst’s Clean Energy Extension, released on July 5, 2019, sees significant potential to accelerate Massachusetts’s emerging energy and battery energy storage (BES) innovation ecosystem.

Artists Priya Nadkarni and Ahdrae Green paint mural on Taylor Street, Springfield
June 25

This June, nine new brightly-painted murals have begun creating a dynamic outdoor art gallery in downtown Springfield. UMass Extension Assistant Professor Michael DiPasquale was involved with this mural project for a year.

Foal born at Hadley Farm, nicknamed "Levi"
June 11

Students, staff, and faculty welcomed a new resident early on the morning of Tuesday, June 11 at the Hadley Farm. The new addition is a Hanoverian foal named "Stockbridge Sonnet UM" (lovingly nicknamed "Levi" as the barn name).


Lynn S. Adler, UMass professor of biology
April 18

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.

Governor Baker stopped by the UMass Extension booth at Ag Day in the Statehouse.
March 29

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.

Bombus bee
February 21

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.


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