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Some relevant headlines from around the Northeast: August 2014 edition

Posted: August 1, 2014

Secretary Vilsack visits Cornell for briefing on nutrition, dairy, and climate change; Cornell's Kathryn Boor appointed to Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research board; Vermont Visitor Survey results released.

Ag secretary briefed on nutrition, dairy, climate research (Cornell)

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack met with Cornell faculty members July 29 to learn about solutions in the realm of dairy, nutrition and climate change. Kathryn Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), organized the event. Read more about Secretary Vilsack's visit here.

Boor joins board of food, agriculture research foundation (Cornell)

Kathryn Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a professor of food science at Cornell University, has been appointed to a five-year term on the inaugural board of directors of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), an independent nonprofit corporation created under the 2014 Farm Bill to oversee national research into food, agriculture and some other sciences. Read more about Boor's appointment here.

Vermont visitor survey results released (University of Vermont)

The University of Vermont's Tourism Research Center has issued the results of its Vermont Visitor Survey. The survey, which was administered to visitors between 2012 and 2014, collected information about tourists' experiences in Vermont at welcome centers, state parks, and attractions.