Friday, October 22, 2021

The School of Agriculture is growing!

We now offer 2 Associates Degrees and 3 Certificates at the University of the Virgin Islands!

More academic programs coming soon!
For more information please contact:
Dean & Director, Dr. Usman Adamu at (340) 692-4091 usman.adamu@uvi.edu
Student Recruitment Specialist, Denise Lake (340)692-4059
dlake@uvi.edu



Tuesday, October 5, 2021

World Food Day 2021

It's that time of the year again! The School of Agriculture presents World Food Day Sunday, October 17, 2021.

Seedling Distribution will be on the grounds of the Department of Agriculture 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Opening ceremony and educational workshops are VIA ZOOM featuring papaya, pepper, and goat. ZOOM I.D. 993 3904 8458
For more information call Marthious Clavier at (340)692-4090.





Wednesday, September 29, 2021

World Central Kitchen in St. Croix!


The UVI Cooperative Extension Service looks forward to hosting the World Central Kitchen on Monday, October 4th, and Tuesday, October 5th at the office of the Cooperative Extension Service, UVI Albert A. Sheen Campus

Time: Oct. 4th - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Oct 5th - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Email fpn@wck.org to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcomed.
For more information, contact Vanessa Forbes at (340) 692-4054 or email vforbes@live.uvi.edu.

World Central Kitchen in St.Thomas!

TODAY!

The UVI Cooperative Extension Service looks forward to hosting the World Central Kitchen on Wednesday, September 29th at the office of the Cooperative Extension Service, UVI Orville E. Kean Campus.

Time: 11:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Email fpn@wck.org to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

For more information, please contact Dr. Louis Petersen at (340) 693- 1083 or email at louis.petersen@live.uvi.edu. Dale Morton at (340) 693-1086 or email at dmorton@live.uvi.edu.


Monday, July 19, 2021

UVI AgDiscovery 2021

AgCOM: What’s so Special about Communications Specialists?
On Day 1 of the UVI AgDiscovery Virtual Summer Program, School of Agriculture PR Specialists DaraMonifah® Cooper and Leandra Kent presented on and spoke with students about their everyday work in AgCommunications.
 

Students learned about… 
•The AgCOM/PR Profession 
•How to Effectively Document their AgDiscovery Experiences 

“Screenshots, Scripts & Special Events Media Documentation 
1. Presentations & Field Trips 
2. Social Interaction 
3. Closing Program Prep


Box Garden Build & Demo Garden Tour
Extension Agent Albion "Chico" George presented on and spoke with students about how to build a box garden. Students then took a virtual tour of the demonstration garden and learned about some of the local plants, fruit trees, and effects of hurricanes.

Tuesday, July 20th

On the second day of the UVI AgDiscovery Virtual Summer Program, Mr. Stafford Crossman gave an overview of the Cooperative Extension Service. Mr. Zachary Davis Eldred presented on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Co-Director/Assistant Director of AgDiscovery Dr. Louis Petersen spoke about Sustainable Agriculture (SARE). Extension Agent III Ms. Toni Thomas talked about the medicinal plants of the Virgin Islands and gave a second look at the demonstration garden on the Orville E. Kean Campus. Co-Director Ms. Sarah Dahl-Smith talked about 4-H and healthy habits. In the afternoon, Extension Agent II Vanessa Forbes demonstrated how to build compost out of a bucket and other materials.


Wednesday, July 21st

Day 3 of the UVI AgDiscovery Virtual Summer Program was a busy day with multiple presentations from different, well-informed members of the Agricultural Experiment Station on St. Croix. Dr. Robert Godrey, the associate director and professor, gave an overview of the entire department. Dr. Zimmerman, Assistant director, and associate professor, spoke on Biotechnology and Agroforestry, Research Specialist Mr. Donald Bailey talked about Aquaculture, and Research assistant professor Dr. Henry Awika discussed horticulture. Research Specialist III Mr. David Hensley presented on agronomy. The students took a field trip to the Aquaponics from Mr. Kirk Lewis.


Thursday, July 22nd

Day 4 of the UVI AgDiscovery Virtual Summer Program was “Rep Your School” day. Director of Residence Life Ms. Trudi Golphin and Career Services Coordinator Ms. Anyha Lord-Ferris spoke about residence life and job opportunities for students. School of Agriculture Recruiter Ms. Denise Lake spoke about the Agriculture Program at UVI. The students took a field trip to Mr. Grantley Samuel’s farm.


Friday, July 23rd

On Day 5 of the UVI AgDiscovery Virtual Summer Program, Extension Agent Raejae Joseph gave an excellent presentation on some of the uses of technology in Agriculture. We watched Nexus the robot move around the classroom using sensors and watched videos of larger machinery doing agricultural tasks like separating strawberries! The field trip was a tour of the Farm Pod developed by Mike Straight and engineered by Bennet (last name) and their pet dog, Gus. 


Saturday, July 24

On Day of 6 the UVI AgDiscovery Virtual Summer Program, the LaReine Farmer’s Market was buzzing with vendors selling a variety of local products, including tamarind balls, mangoes, ackee, and chlorophyll, while listening to live steel pan music. Head camp counselor Torhera Durand along with special guest Khalarni Rivers of VI Crawl talk about the history and elements of storytelling and perform original stories like “Why Crabs Have a Crack on Their Backs,” “Crocodile & the Devil,” and “Bro Nansi & the Food Run.”


The two-week program is sponsored by the USDA APHIS office and is hosted at various land grant universities. For more info, follow us on Facebook, YouTube Playlist, LinkedIn, and Twitter, which all live stream the activities.
#AgDiscovery #NIFAimpacts

Friday, June 11, 2021

Zoom, WhatsApp and Teams Summer Workshop

 

Public Invited to Register for Zoom, WhatsApp, and Microsoft Teams Workshop Series 

FREE Technology Workshop (Zoom, WhatsApp, Microsoft Teams) starts Monday!

June 14 - July 8, 2021
Mon 7-9pm | Thur 12-1pm
To register click here https://forms.gle/E5ZNJv429TDxnheL6


The University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service invites you to register for the “Zoom, WhatsApp, and Microsoft Workshop Series” informational workshop series. Training will be Mondays and Thursdays commencing on June 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. respectively. All classes will be conducted online via Zoom with DaraMonifah Cooper, Communications Specialist in PR, Technology, and Distance/Online Learning. 

  

This is training for farmers and others interested in learning how to use Zoom, WhatsApp, and Microsoft Teams in order to participate in virtual meetings and training.

  

For more information contact Dara M. Cooper at (340) 693-1081 or email at dcooper@uvi.edu. 




Thursday, May 27, 2021

Sorrel Varieties Available for Purchase


Attention all sorrel lovers!
We have sorrel seeds available for purchase on both campuses!

Contact Dr. Zimmerman on the Albert A. Sheen campus at tzimmer@uvi.edu or 
call (340) 692-4074 or Marsha Bedfordat (340) 692-4074.
 Monday-Friday | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Dale Morton on the Orville E. Kean campus at
(340) 693-1086 or Jahmila Matthew at (340) 693-1083.
Tuesdays and Thursdays | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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The School of Agriculture is growing!

We now offer 2 Associates Degrees and 3 Certificates at the University of the Virgin Islands! More academic programs coming soon! For more i...