Headlines from around the Northeast: April 2015 edition

Posted: April 1, 2015

Vermont food system study tour slated for this summer, impacts of land-grant universities studied, and new leadership at the New Hampshire SBDC.

Summer Study Tour: Savoring the Flavors of Vermont Farm and Food Education

This June, an innovative learning program will give Vermont undergraduate and graduate students an in-depth look at Vermont’s food system. The Vermont Food Systems Study Tour was organized by the Vermont Higher Education Food Systems Consortium, a six-school collaboration advancing Vermont as a center for the study of local and global food systems. More information about the three-credit, 21-day course is available here.

Several Northeast universities taking part in Land-Grant Impacts project

A new website, which was developed and will be maintained by several land-grant universities features, the history and impact of experiment station and cooperative extension programs. Land-Grant Impacts documents and demonstrates the collective and individual impacts of the national land-grant system of joint teaching, research, and extension institutions.  Read the full announcement here.

New Hampshire Small Business Development Center Names New Leader

Richard Grogan will take over as the new state director of the New Hampshire SBDC this month. He replaces Mary Collins, who led the agency for 18 years, according to a New Hampshire Business Review article about the change.