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Extension organic ag specialist uses sabbatical to benefit farmers

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“My clients in Extension and Outreach are organic farmers and farmers interested in transitioning to organic,” said organic agriculture specialist Kathleen Delate. “Knowing what’s coming up in organic regulations, especially for those who want to sell in Europe, will help them meet this market.”

That’s why she went on sabbatical in Italy. Delate worked in a lab dedicated to organic agriculture production, provided advice on roller/crimpers to Italian researchers and compared greenhouse gas emissions in organic and conventional farming systems.

This article appeared in July 2014 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter