Ruth Hazzard, UMass Extension Vegetable Team

2003 Local Hero Awardee


  • has committed to sustaining agriculture in the Valley by assisting vegetable producers to find sustainable solutions to problems
  • has advanced land conservation and farm preservation
  • has gained the regard of farmers throughout the state
  • has applied research to practical problems facing farmers, thus bringing the lab into the field to make farms more profitable
  • has, as editor of Vegetable Notes and through farm visits, described innovative solutions and new techniques to help farmers thrive economically as well as ecologically

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