The Vermont Bioenergy Initiative, a project of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund recently released a series of videos summarizing their bioenergy related projects through-out Vermont. Visit the YouTube channel for all the videos.
I had the pleasure of joining the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Grower’s Association yesterday for their annual meeting. This event is packed with presentations ranging from the latest pests to farmer outreach in distant lands. My talk was on crop storage, and it was a great chance to summarize my recent work in this area. [...]
As an engineer, I love data. It turns out farmers do also. At least, Pete Johnson and Isaac Jacobs at Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury, VT do. “Is it working yet?” Isaac asks as I put the finishing touches on the remote data monitoring system we have been installing in the four zone drive-in cooler. “Just [...]
Visit VPR’s site to listen to archived episodes. “VPR looks at the economic impact of food production in Vermont in the special series The Business of Food. All this week during Morning Edition, we’re looking at the expansion of farmer’s markets from a summer calendar schedule to a year-round operation, how community planners in southeastern [...]
Stealing liberally from last week’s Vermont Farm to Plate Network Gathering, Anil Gupta, and all of those who have influenced him. More at the TED Talks page.
As you may know, UVM Extension has initiated an Agricultural Engineering program and I am so pleased to have been selected to lead it. My job is to conduct research, technology development & transfer, applied engineering, education and outreach to support the development and enhancement of Vermont’s small-scale food and agricultural systems. I’m incredibly excited [...]