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  • Emergent Disease in Connecticut Deer Population Discovered Emergent Disease in Connecticut Deer Population Discovered
    Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL) at UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) discovered an emergent disease in deer population in Connecticut. In October of 2017 DEEP officials detected an unusual die-off of White Tail deer in central Connecticut. DEEP submitted carcasses […]
    Posted on December 5, 2019
  • Survey for Poultry Producers Survey for Poultry Producers
    The University of Connecticut is collaborating with 14 multi-state institutions to put together a USDA grant on Agriculture and Food Research Initiatives titled: Systems-based integrated program for enhancing the sustainability of antibiotic-restricted poultry production. Our focus is on sustainable poultry production and we are dedicated to help small, medium and large poultry farmers, processors and industry […]
    Posted on December 4, 2019
  • Job Opening: Laboratory Technician Job Opening: Laboratory Technician
    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: UCPEA 4 LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II   POSITION The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a permanent, 12-month position as an UCP 4 Laboratory Technician II. Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, this position provides technical support for the Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory and serves as […]
    Posted on December 2, 2019
  • Environmental Monitoring for Food Safety Environmental Monitoring for Food Safety
    Dairy Processors: Are you interested in designing and implementing an environmental monitoring program (EMP) to improve your food safety program? This course may be for you. In this eight-hour online course, you will learn alongside virtual dairy processors and apply concepts in the context of a dairy facility. This online course is available on-demand and […]
    Posted on November 29, 2019
  • Students Receive Change Grant for CT Environmental Action Day Students Receive Change Grant for CT Environmental Action Day
    Submitted by Maggi Anstett, Madeline Williams, and Margaret Sanders   Stacey Stearns, Marc Cournoyer, and Jennifer Cushman wanted to create a sub-committee to develop digital kits for middle school students for Connecticut Environmental Action Day, so they introduced the Change Grant opportunity to Maggi Anstett, Madeline Williams, and Margaret Sanders. The Change Grant is part […]
    Posted on November 27, 2019
  • Spend Family Time Outdoors Exploring Nature Spend Family Time Outdoors Exploring Nature
    As the holiday season quickly approaches, time with family and friends is important to many of us. In honor of this past National Take a Hike Day (it was November 17th), try getting in your quality time with some fresh air this weekend! Take advantage of a local trail or path to get the blood […]
    Posted on November 27, 2019
  • Dress your Table with Connecticut Grown this Thanksgiving Dress your Table with Connecticut Grown this Thanksgiving
    Preparations are underway in many homes for the Thanksgiving holiday. Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt would like to recognize the many hands that play a role in putting food on your table, including the more than 5,500 farm families in Connecticut. “Connecticut farmers are an essential segment of […]
    Posted on November 25, 2019
  • 4-H Program Teaches Finances to Military Youth 4-H Program Teaches Finances to Military Youth
    A group of military affiliated youth recently wrapped up a six-week session of lessons about saving, spending, earning, and the value of a dollar, and their time. Following the Reading Makes Cents 4-H Afterschool Curriculum Guide, participants were able to inspect the hidden secrets of a dollar, learn about saving and spending, needs and wants, […]
    Posted on November 22, 2019
  • New Template for Mapping Your Stormwater System New Template for Mapping Your Stormwater System
    A new tool is available to make it easier for communities to create or enhance a map of their stormwater system. The CT GIS Network‘s Standards Committee has collaborated with the CT Department of Transportation (CTDOT)to develop a Stormwater System Mapping Template. The template provides a framework for mapping everything from your catch basins to […]
    Posted on November 20, 2019
  • Gardening Tips for November Gardening Tips for November
    Gardening Tips for November Cut back perennials that were covered in powdery mildew during the summer. Cut stalks to the ground and dispose of them. Image by Dow Gardens, Bugwood.org. Once the ground has frozen (but before it snows), mulch fall planted perennials by placing 3 to 5 inches of pine needles, straw, chopped leaves around them. Contact your […]
    Posted on November 18, 2019
  • Gregory Desautels: Reflection on my Extension Internship Gregory Desautels: Reflection on my Extension Internship
    Gregory Desautels interned with Dr. Mike Dietz of UConn Extension in the summer of 2019, working with Dr. Dietz on projects for UConn CLEAR. Gregory has continued working with Dr. Dietz on projects funded by Connecticut Sea Grant during the fall 2019 semester. In the article below, Gregory reflected on his summer internship. Through my […]
    Posted on November 15, 2019
  • Agriculture and Asbestos Safety Agriculture and Asbestos Safety
    While the April 2019 Final Rule established by the EPA was a large leap into the protection of U.S. citizens from asbestos, it has not completely annihilated the threat. The Final Rule, put simply, was created to protect the public from uses of asbestos that are “no longer on the market and are not covered […]
    Posted on November 13, 2019
  • CT Farmlink Website Improves Farmland Access for Farmers CT Farmlink Website Improves Farmland Access for Farmers
    Connecticut FarmLink, a clearing house for the transition between generations of landowners with the goal of keeping farmland in production, is pleased to announce the launch of a redesigned website, www.ctfarmlink.org. A partnership between the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the Connecticut Farmland Trust (CFT) with funding through the Community Investment Act (CIA) is ensuring new […]
    Posted on November 11, 2019
  • Growing Food with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Growing Food with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
    The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and UConn Extension have been collaborating thanks to a U.S.D.A. Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program to enhance agricultural production, food security, and health of tribal community members. UConn Extension Growing Food With the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation #AskUConnExtension #UConnImpact
    Posted on November 8, 2019
  • CAHNR Strategic Visioning Process CAHNR Strategic Visioning Process
    The UConn College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources is engaged in a strategic visioning process.  You also may have received the invitation below from Dean Chaubey.  As one who knows about the College, we would love to have your input into the strategic direction the College will take over the next 5-10 years. Listening […]
    Posted on November 7, 2019

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