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An S.O.S. for Australian Wildlife

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Wildfires are ravaging the continent’s wild marsupials and other animals—Cummings School alumni are on the ground helping

Humane Society International’s Kelly Donithan, VG12, giving water to a koala bear as part of the disaster relief from the fires in Australia

Scott Brundage

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Scott Brundage of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has worked on farms since he was a child. He attended an agriculture high school and college.  As Herdsman of Cummings School Farm, Brundage… Read More

Organic Nation

Friday, August 1st, 2014

For that cheddar on your cracker to be certified organic, the cow and the milk it produces also have to achieve a national standard

Escape from Farmageddon

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

One breed of livestock vanishes from the planet every month. Why that’s not a good thing for any of us, and what Tufts is doing about it

Bred Winners

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Tufts farm team knows a thing or two about quality livestock. Two of the veterinary school’s cows won prizes this fall at the largest fair in Worcester County.

Five Things to Consider

Monday, February 28th, 2011

More than ever, consumers want to know where their food comes from. “As a result, more people want to raise food animals for themselves, which is great—as long as they do their homework first,” says… Read More

Raising Livestock 101

Monday, February 28th, 2011

As the eat-local movement grows, newbie farmers head to school to learn their ABCs