from the Agricultural Engineering Program
As you may know, UVM Extension
has initiated an Agricultural Engineering program and I am very 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 to have this opportunity to support Vermont's food systems and to continue working with farmers and other agricultural professionals throughout the state and beyond.
Some of the specific areas I expect to focus on initially include greenhouse energy efficiency, renewable fuels, post-harvest fruit and vegetable processing, enhanced refrigeration, and application of control technologies to food production. But I am very interested in hearing what technical challenges you think are most critical to you. If you have a moment, send me your thoughts
on where you think the most significant technical challenges are in your operation. My complete contact information is provided on the left hand side of the AgEng blog
and at the bottom of this eNewsletter.
Below, I've highlighted a few items I think you might find interesting at this time of year. The calculators listed are a sampling of others that are available on the AgEng blog
. It is a growing list, so check back often. If you run into trouble with any of these resources, have questions on using them, or know of others that I should include please be in touch
I have added you to my distribution list for this eNewsletter because I think you will be interested in receiving updates on our programming and research. Please forward this along to others that may be interested in signing-up to receive future eNewsletters automatically. If you have a mailing list please feel free to share this email with that list.
Chris Callahan, PE
Howe Business Park - 1 Scale Ave, Suite 55
Rutland, VT 05701