The Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst Welcome to the OFFICIAL page of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus is grounded in the beginnings of the University of Massachusetts as Massachusetts Agricultural College.
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Today, the Stockbridge School of Agriculture offers both undergraduate (AS and BS degrees) and graduate (MS and PhD) education for individuals interested in pursuing careers in farming or the green industries or the sciences associated with those industries.

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UMass alumni Richard ('55) and Barbara ('55) Mahoney made a BIG contribution to support graduate student science researc...
01/05/2021
UMass Amherst Graduate Students Receive Financial Support to Weather COVID-19 Challenges

UMass alumni Richard ('55) and Barbara ('55) Mahoney made a BIG contribution to support graduate student science research de-railed by the pandemic! HOW BIG? Click and see...

The economic and research hardships stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic have strained campuses around the country, including UMass Amherst. Especially hard hit are graduate students in the sciences, as their research opportunities and funding trajectories have been greatly reduced by COVID-19...

As pioneers in the field of Agrivoltaics, researchers at Stockbridge School of Agriculture investigate the cultivation o...
12/22/2020
Can Solar Farms Promote Local Food Security, Wildlife Habitat? | Earth 911

As pioneers in the field of Agrivoltaics, researchers at Stockbridge School of Agriculture investigate the cultivation of crops under solar panels mounted nine feet high. Our goal is to determine how farmers can continue producing food while generating solar electricity.

Can solar farms promote local food security? Learn how innovative land management enables solar projects to serve multiple purposes.

"It was incredible and exciting to see how quickly we were able to capture more water in this future wetland," said Chri...
12/17/2020
Earth Matters: Restoring a wetland despite a drought

"It was incredible and exciting to see how quickly we were able to capture more water in this future wetland," said Christine Hatch of the UMass Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment."

When the bulldozers come to the field site you’ve affectionately spent five years measuring and studying in minute detail, it feels like someone is tearing up your living room and smearing mud on the couch. As a geologist, it is also a rare and...

“As a steward of sustainable farming practices for more than 25 years, Waltham Field Station remains rooted in its missi...
12/08/2020
Massachusetts authorizes Waltham to purchase UMass Field Station

“As a steward of sustainable farming practices for more than 25 years, Waltham Field Station remains rooted in its mission to promote local agriculture and food access through its farming operations and educational programs. This legislation ensures that the fertile land at the field station will be limited to certain uses in perpetuity. We will protect the site’s rich agricultural history and its vital open space for generations to come.”

https://www.wickedlocal.com/story/waltham-news-tribune/2020/12/01/massachusetts-authorizes-waltham-purchase-umass-field-station/6475827002/

The Massachusetts Legislature has approved legislation authorizing the city of Waltham to purchase the current UMass Field Station, located at 240 Beaver St., a working farm that serves as a home to several local nonprofits in agriculture, farming and sustainability.

Stockbridge improves your Thanksgiving table..."Cranberries are a big part of our cultural identity in Massachusetts and...
11/19/2020
Climate change is complicating a Thanksgiving staple: Cranberries

Stockbridge improves your Thanksgiving table...

"Cranberries are a big part of our cultural identity in Massachusetts and a big part of our scenery," said Katherine Ghantous, a weed scientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Cranberry Station, an outreach and research center that supports the state's growers.

EAST TAUNTON, Mass. - Billy McCaffrey trawled his hands through the cold, clear water, creating a small wake in the calm. Below the surface, the flooded vines of the cranberry bog looked like a Christmas tree garlanded with shining red bulbs, pressed up close against a window pane. He pulled up a cr...

Hey Stockies!We're launching a quarterly Stockbridge e-newsletter soon.Alumni, make sure we have your updated email addr...
11/18/2020
Alumni | Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Hey Stockies!
We're launching a quarterly Stockbridge e-newsletter soon.

Alumni, make sure we have your updated email address here:

Alumni Info If you are an alum of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, please Update Your Email Address in Our New Database! NEWSLETTER: We are re-launching a quarterly newsletter in email form only. Please be sure to update your email address with us. Info you provide will be used, only by the St...

TODAY AT 3:30...
11/16/2020

TODAY AT 3:30...

"Until about a decade ago there was little research into growing crops under solar panels. Then scientists at the Univer...
11/12/2020
Farms Will Harvest Food And The Sun, As Mass. Pioneers 'Dual-Use' Solar

"Until about a decade ago there was little research into growing crops under solar panels. Then scientists at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, began investigating which crops might thrive in the shade, and which wouldn’t."

The Knowlton farm in Grafton will have one of the first installations of dual-use solar, or "agrivoltaics" in the state.

TODAY AT 4:30!!!
11/10/2020

TODAY AT 4:30!!!

TOMORROW EVENING...
11/09/2020

TOMORROW EVENING...

"In 2015, Oshadi Studio launched as an exercise in “seed-to-sew” fashion design. It’s since grown into a fully regenerat...
11/04/2020
This Design Collective Is Helping Fashion Embrace Regenerative Agriculture

"In 2015, Oshadi Studio launched as an exercise in “seed-to-sew” fashion design. It’s since grown into a fully regenerative supply chain that any brand can tap into."

What do you think? Should clothing labels cite where/how the material was grown?

Nishanth Chopra launched Oshadi Studio as an exercise in “seed-to-sew” fashion design, but it’s since grown into a fully regenerative, independent supply chain that any designer can tap into.

See your faculty advisor about course selection today!
10/30/2020

See your faculty advisor about course selection today!

TODAY:See Stockbridge Stinkbug Seminar Soon!
10/26/2020

TODAY:
See Stockbridge Stinkbug Seminar Soon!

Tag someone who could benefit from coming to Stockbridge!Register now for our Virtual Visit Day this Sunday Oct 25, at 9...
10/20/2020

Tag someone who could benefit from coming to Stockbridge!

Register now for our Virtual Visit Day this Sunday Oct 25, at 9am.

Look where a degree in Sustainable Horticulture can take you!  UMass alum Gary Radin designs indoor "rain forests" each ...
10/15/2020

Look where a degree in Sustainable Horticulture can take you!

UMass alum Gary Radin designs indoor "rain forests" each year, for the biggest indoor flower show in the world, the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Model it small, construct it large, and open your own business about it.  Our 2-Year Landscape Contracting program attra...
10/09/2020

Model it small, construct it large, and open your own business about it. Our 2-Year Landscape Contracting program attracts entrepreneurs and self-starters to Stockbridge.

Work in a field that has more jobs than there are skilled people with to fill them.  Apply to our 2-year hands-on Arbori...
10/07/2020
New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors.

Work in a field that has more jobs than there are skilled people with to fill them. Apply to our 2-year hands-on Arboriculture degree program today.

Program coordinator Kristina Bezanson is quoted inside!

Climate change is taking a toll on woodlands in the Northeast.

Karen
10/06/2020

Karen

John W. Field Tree Service, Inc. is seeking an Experienced Tree Worker and/or Arborist/Equipment Operator to join our team. Qualified candidates must be able to work outdoors under varying conditions and sometimes adverse weather conditions. Positive attitude essential. Experience operating and/or working on heavy equipment preferred. Must possess a valid MA driver’s license. Candidates with a hoisting/hydraulic license preferred. Current DOT medical card. Candidates with a CDL is a plus. Company offers an excellent benefit package, competitive wage and is an equal opportunity employer. Must be able to pass a drug/alcohol test and pre-employment physical. Opportunities for advancement and pay will commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

We continue to host remote talks from agriculture experts around the country each week.  JOIN US TODAY AT 3:30.  You wil...
10/05/2020

We continue to host remote talks from agriculture experts around the country each week. JOIN US TODAY AT 3:30. You will need to download the free Zoom app first, from the App Store.

UMass Cranberry Station will receive $5.75 million in state support to fund new research and improve its lab facilities....
10/02/2020
Cranberry Station connects scientists, farmers

UMass Cranberry Station will receive $5.75 million in state support to fund new research and improve its lab facilities.

"As the cranberry industry continues to work to increase the sustainability of production while adjusting to a changing climate, this research will lead to important strategies for water conservation and pest control," said Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.

Since 1910, scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been working in East Wareham to learn more about cranberries: how to grow them efficiently, protect them from pests and fruit rot, and how to best use fertilizer to support...

10/01/2020
Peterson Farm Bros

Massachusetts Future Farmers of America shared this rap on the ins and outs of corn production.

Got some brief video to send us? We'd love to feature YOUR business here...

The #CornRevolution is Here! An original song and music video dedicated to the research and development behind today's corn plants.

Support National FFA Organization! Pioneer Seeds will donate $1 to National FFA for every share of this video! Just click "share" to share it to your news feed and a dollar will be donated! Key Apparel will also donate $4 for every "Corn Revolution" t-shirt purchase: http://www.keyapparel.com/partners/corn-revolution

Featuring Fellow Pioneer Seeds Partners: Rob Sharkey - The Shark Farmer, Nyfarmgirls, Werner Farms, The Grateful Farm Wife, and Dr. Hake - Calf Vet!

Watch us tour a Pioneer Seeds research facility: https://www.facebook.com/430130917009104/videos/1153129268413930/
Watch us scout our Pioneer corn: https://www.facebook.com/430130917009104/videos/322538882122715/

Buy our new shirts and hats here: https://www.keyapparel.com/partners/peterson-farm-brothers/

Please subscribe to our "Peterson Farm Bros" YouTube channel for more entertaining videos! Also, check out our NEW YouTube channel "Peterson Family Farm" here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6KLRlgAMD7KEf0QyanYQFw

Watch ALL 19 OF OUR MUSIC VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpniJUeAKfupMAobWOtCvEmjosZiPX07S

Picture of Stockbridge Hall, at University of Massachusetts Amherst
09/29/2020

Picture of Stockbridge Hall, at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Stockbridge Hall at University of Massachusetts Amherst
09/29/2020

Stockbridge Hall at University of Massachusetts Amherst

CAREER PATH:Northfield Golf Club --> Stockbridge School --> US OpenHow?  Our students get direct experience before they ...
09/29/2020
Northfield’s Andy Connelly cherishes experience at 120th U.S. Open

CAREER PATH:
Northfield Golf Club --> Stockbridge School --> US Open

How? Our students get direct experience before they graduate, doing internships in the field before they graduate. Meet current student Andy Connelly, Turfgrass Mgmt, '21.

https://www.recorder.com/Andrew-Connelly-Pioneer-Northfield-U-S-Open-golf-Winged-Foot-36284806

While Bryson DeChambeau was busy overpowering the field at the 120th U.S. Open over the weekend, Northfield’s Andy Connelly was among the dedicated workers behind the scenes making sure Winged Foot Golf Club ran smoothly.The 19-year-old Pioneer Valley...

The Clarkdale Fruit Farms work with the UMass Agricultural Extension, and are currently a location for three research pr...
09/21/2020
Valley Bounty: Parched season perfect for peaches

The Clarkdale Fruit Farms work with the UMass Agricultural Extension, and are currently a location for three research projects studying insects and pests on farms, including drosophila. This year is a low-moisture, low-pesticide year for peaches!

https://www.gazettenet.com/Parched-season-perfect-for-peaches-36178761

Though the high heat and dry weather we have seen throughout the Valley has been tough on many field crops, it has provided optimal growing conditions for peaches and other stone fruit.“The fruit actually tastes sweeter because the lack of excess...

Congrats to Stephen Rabidau (Plant & Soil Sciences, '95) for a great interview on NBC Golf!  Stephen is now Director of ...
09/17/2020
Holding a U.S. Open in June versus September

Congrats to Stephen Rabidau (Plant & Soil Sciences, '95) for a great interview on NBC Golf! Stephen is now Director of Golf Courses at Winged Foot Golf Course, where the US OPEN just happened.

Join our 2-year Turfgrass Management program and tee off on a similar career!

https://www.golfchannel.com/video/holding-us-open-june-versus-september

Rich Lerner and Brandel Chamblee chat with Stephen Rabideau, Director of Golf Courses at Winged Foot Golf Club, about hosting a U.S. Open in June versus September.

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Paige Laboratory, 161 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA
01003

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(413) 545-2222

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Bradley Jackson Sherwood Hepburn graduated in the mid-70's. Does anyone know how to contact him?
John W. Field Tree Service, Inc. is seeking a reliable, responsible individual with a positive attitude to join our team as an Entry-level Tree Worker/Groundsperson. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid MA driver’s license. Qualified candidates must be able to work outdoors under varying conditions and sometimes adverse weather conditions. Experience with chain saws and associated hand tools. Company offers an excellent benefit package and competitive wage and is an equal opportunity employer. Opportunities for advancement and pay will commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
John W. Field Tree Service, Inc. is seeking an Experienced Tree Worker and/or Arborist/Equipment Operator to join our team. Qualified candidates must be able to work outdoors under varying conditions and sometimes adverse weather conditions. Positive attitude essential. Experience operating and/or working on heavy equipment preferred. Must possess a valid MA driver’s license. Candidates with a hoisting/hydraulic license preferred. Current DOT medical card. Candidates with a CDL is a plus. Company offers an excellent benefit package, competitive wage and is an equal opportunity employer. Must be able to pass a drug/alcohol test and pre-employment physical. Opportunities for advancement and pay will commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
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Hello Stockies! Can someone tell me what this is? I found another much larger one too, I didnt purposely kill either, they like door jams I guess. Thank you! Patrick-Turf 88"
My heartfelt thanks to my friends and colleagues in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture for giving me a lovely lamp in remembrance of the passing of my dear mother.
Hello, I am a Stockbridge graduate and I am currently living in Boston. I have started a youtube channel and I am looking to interview farmers, horticulturists and others about the work they do. Please comment and like this post if you are interested in being featured on my channel. Thank you!
Rehearsal!!
Dress rehearsal in progress
Please join us for the 6th annual ThinkFOOD conference in Great Barrington on Saturday, April 13th. This year's theme is "Berkshire Pollinators" and will feature keynote speaker Thomas Seeley, author of honeybee democracy. There are hands-on workshops on backyard beekeeping, planting pollinator gardens, preserving fruit, a honey tasting, and a special workshop designed for connecting students to farms. Attendance is FREE for students and space is limited, so register today! https://simons-rock.edu/academics/program-overview/food-studies/thinkfood.php