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On Palate Press: Old wine research we're still trying to finish

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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Collegiate and Cultural Crossroads

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


Happy 100th Birthday Extension!

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


Taking a Soil Sample for Testing Step by Step

Following up on my previous post about testing for soil fertility: For those who don’t know how to take a soil sample, it’s real easy. Here’s a step-by-step walk-through with photos. 611 more words

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Utilizing University Research and Resources

by Jason McDonald, Owner of FiLoLi Tea Farm (Mississippi)

Now that everyone has made an appointment with their county agent, keep the appointment because it is the most important way to begin building relationships with your local university. 412 more words


Sonny Ramaswamy to speak at U of Kentucky land-grant commemoration

Current issues in land-grant research and recognition of award-winning researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will take center stage at the 2012 Celebration of Land-Grant Research. 368 more words