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Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)

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Dr. Julie Smith awarded research grant

Dr. Julie SmithThe National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded Dr. Julie Smith, UVM Extension Dairy Specialist, an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grant which proposes to accomplish the following objectives: 1) develop biosecurity plans for use during highly contagious animal disease emergencies; 2) identify incentives or other support that would permit compliance with strict biosecurity measures; 3) encourage adoption of protocols to control or monitor access to farm facilities, and 4) promote model biosecurity plans for use in highly contagious animal disease emergencies.  Dr. Smith will be leading this dairy research and extension project in collaboration with Dr. Robert Parsons, UVM Extension Agricultural Economist, of the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, and Ellen Rowe, Ed.D., UVM Extension Community and Leadership Specialist.  The project is scheduled to begin in January 2010.

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