My piece for Palate Press this month asks what California (proto-Davis) wine researchers were doing in the era before mass spectrophotometers and DNA sequencers and even automated pH meters and all the other fancy stuff wine scientists consider essential today. 294 more words
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For a long time the mantra has been, “Go to college if you want to improve your life prospects,” but that idea has lately come under fire, given the increasing cost of attendance and the crushing debt burden many students have to shoulder as they walk out the door. 922 more words
On May 8, Land-Grant Universities will be celebrating the 100th Birthday of Extension — 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act!
Before I tell you about the Smith-Lever Act, let me backtrack a minute and tell you about the Morrill Act. 665 more words