News & Announcements Archive

VASCI Students Certified in AI

Twenty-four students traveled with Katie Beltaire and John Balise to Cargill Packing Plant in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania during the 2019 Spring Break to  learn the technique and become certified in Artificial Insemination for cattle.   Read more »

VASCI will be offering Two Online Classes this Summer

Wildlife Reproduction and Animal Cell & Molecular Biology will be offerd as online courses during the 2019 summer.   Read more »

New Resident Morgan Stallion at the UMass Hadley Farm.

Introducing “Bay State Justice”, our new resident Morgan Stallion at the UMass Hadley Farm.   Read more »

Bay State Livestock Classic - Fun for the Whole Family

The annual Bay State Livestock Classic will be held at the UMass Hadley Farm on Saturday, April 6, 2019.   Read more »

‘Rising Researchers’ chart a course for the future

Hands-on research is a hallmark of undergraduate education at UMass. This year, Taylor Guertin is one of the eight students from across campus that UMass is honoring with the Rising Researcher Award in recognition of their demonstrated leadership and impact in their chosen fields of study.   Read more »

Egle Tamulynas-MendozaWhat do entry-level beef cattle farmers need to know to be successful in New England?

Starting and maintaining a thriving beef cattle business in New England is a challenging endeavor. Dr. Katie Beltaire and Egle Tamulynas-Mendoza (ABBS graduate student) are seeking the assistance of current beef farmers through participation in a 20-minute survey.   Read more »

Agricultural Ambassadors PracticumAgricultural Ambassadors Practicum

Eleven VASCI majors served as Agricultural Ambassadors at the Big E during September.   Read more »

Poultry Show Fall 2018

The Poultry Management class taught by Hélène Cousin, PhD held its annual Poultry Show on December 4.   Read more »

Target: Breast Cancer UMass scientists investigate what causes the insidious disease and how to prevent it.

At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, researchers in many areas, backed by government organizations and private foundations, are attacking breast cancer on multiple fronts. By Judith B. Cameron ‘16G Photos by John Solem     Read more »

VASCI pays tribute to John Payne of Shelburne Falls

VASCI pays tribute to John Payne, 76, of Shelburne Falls who passed away on November 16, 2018.   Read more »