Outreach Programs

The Veterinary & Animal Sciences Department offers Equine
Reproductive Services and the Massachusetts Pesticide
Analysis Laboratory outreach programs as a natural outgrowth
of their excellence in research and academics.

The Veterinary & Animal Sciences Department is offering
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Summer Pre-College at UMass
June 25 - July 1, 2017. This one-week program includes an
overview of the veterinary profession and the academic
preparation and animal experience required for becoming a
competitive applicant to veterinary school. Students will complete hands-on rotations in basic comparative anatomy and physiology, animal handling and restraint, and overviews of veterinary pharmacology, parasitology, biosecurity, diagnostic imaging, and obstetrics.

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture offers an Associate’s Degree in Equine Management as well as Hunter Seat
Equitation lessons. If enrolled in lessons, students may also try out for one of the many teams at Hadley Farm
including IHSA Equestrian Team (hunter seat), IHSA Western Team, IDA Dressage Team, Morgan Show Team and
Junior Equestrian Team. The women’s Polo Team rides at Stone Pony Farm in nearby Leverett, MA.

CAFE - The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment at the University
of Massachusetts Amherst integrates research and outreach education in
agriculture, food systems and the environment. The Center is the contemporary
standard bearer of the university’s land-grant origins. It provides linkages from
the University with vibrant business, policy and public interest sectors in the
state, including agriculture, the horticultural ‘green industries,’ environmental decisionmakers and food system interests. UMass Extension, the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station and the Water Resources Research Center are all units of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. The Center is based in the College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst and also works with the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Engineering.

UMass mare and foal at a breed inspection

It is our vision to offer advanced assisted reproductive techniques to horse breeders seeking maximization of the reproductive potential of fertile horses or restoration of fertility for subfertile and infertile horses in New England.

Massachusetts Pesticide Analysis Laboratory

The Massachusetts Pesticide Analysis Laboratory (MPAL) provides analytical services and scientific expertise for the regulation and enforcement of pesticide use in Massachusetts.