COVID-19 resources from UConn Extension for farmers, families, 4-H youth and Connecticut residents
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  • COVID-19 and Pets COVID-19 and Pets
    A message from CDC: There is no reason at this time to think that any animals, including pets, in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19 in the United […]
    Posted on April 3, 2020
  • 4-H Youth Program Offers Virtual Activities and Programs 4-H Youth Program Offers Virtual Activities and Programs
    Calling all youth! UConn 4-H is excited to announce a suite of virtual activities and programs for youth. Our 4-H youth educators have shifted their programming online to help youth adapt to the current situation, and continue their involvement with 4-H. The UConn 4-H Challenges are two separate contests – a food art challenge and […]
    Posted on April 3, 2020
  • CT Farm to School Collaborative Welcomes Nyree Hodges CT Farm to School Collaborative Welcomes Nyree Hodges
    We are thrilled to introduce Nyree Hodges, our new Project Coordinator of the CT Farm To School Collaborative. She will be our point person for all future steps on the CT Farm to School Action Plan.  Here’s a little bit about Nyree: Nyree brings several years of experience as a non-formal educator/teacher in environmental education, […]
    Posted on April 3, 2020
  • Ask UConn Extension Your Questions Ask UConn Extension Your Questions
    UConn Extension has collaborated with our partners, communities and stakeholders for over 100 years. We are proud to serve all 169 cities and towns in Connecticut. The worldwide pandemic involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) has produced unprecedented challenges in the UConn community and around the world. Our services continue during this challenging time. We are still delivering the […]
    Posted on April 2, 2020
  • Wethersfield Continues to Offer UConn PEP Program Wethersfield Continues to Offer UConn PEP Program
    Around the state, organizations have found a way to continue UConn Extension’s Parent Leadership Training, part of our People Empowering People (UConn PEP) program.  With technology, determination and creativity PEP facilitators are keeping their parent leaders connected and informed during this difficult time by offering the UConn PEP program via Zoom. One such program is […]
    Posted on April 2, 2020
  • 4-H Photo Contest Results Are In! 4-H Photo Contest Results Are In!
    Our 4-H photo contest results are in! Congratulations to our winners. View all entries at bit.ly/4-H_Photos – we have some exceptional photographers in our UConn 4-H program.  
    Posted on April 1, 2020
  • Guidance for Equine Businesses Guidance for Equine Businesses
    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance for Horseback Riding Schools and Stables / Boarding Stables Source: Connecticut Department of Agriculture HARTFORD, CT – In addition to implementing the Stay Home, Stay Safe protocols effective on March 23, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. through April 22, 2020; Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7H required the Department of Economic and Community Development […]
    Posted on March 31, 2020
  • Agriculture Producer Survey Request Agriculture Producer Survey Request
    Agricultural Producers: Please take this five minute survey on the impacts of COVID-19 on your business. The Governor of Connecticut issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order except for essential businesses on March 23, 2020. The Commissioner of Agriculture clarified, per Executive Order 7H, that agriculture businesses are considered “essential businesses”. This anonymous survey will […]
    Posted on March 31, 2020
  • Recipe: Peanut Butter Power Balls Recipe: Peanut Butter Power Balls
    A snack you can make with your children. (Un bocadillo que puedes hacer con tus hijos.) Stay home and enjoy (a quedarse en casa y a disfrutar) Peanut Butter Power Balls Ingredients 1- Cup oatmeal 1- Cup peanut butter (any nut butter) ½- cup honey ½- cup nonfat dry milk (optional) ½- cup raisins ½- […]
    Posted on March 30, 2020
  • Maple Syrup Time in Connecticut Maple Syrup Time in Connecticut
    The sap is running and sugar houses are boiling. The maple syrup industry is alive and well when the weather cooperates, providing warm days and cold nights to signal the sugar maple trees to make sap. Maple syrup makers will have to collect 40 gallons of sap to boil down to make one gallon of […]
    Posted on March 27, 2020
  • Food Safety and COVID-19 Food Safety and COVID-19
    March 26, 2020 Update The following information has been compiled for the general public and for those who come under essential businesses in Connecticut. FDA resources: FDA has recently stated that food supply is safe among COVID-19 and there are no current disruptions in the supply chain. Consumers should be confident in the safety of their food. […]
    Posted on March 26, 2020
  • Support for the Aquaculture Industry Support for the Aquaculture Industry
    Sales revenue for Connecticut aquaculture producers fell an average of 93 percent in February and March compared to the same period in 2019, and 70 percent of the workforce employed in shellfish, seaweed and finfish farming operations have been laid off due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are some of the findings of […]
    Posted on March 26, 2020
  • Farmer Relief Fund from American Farmland Trust Farmer Relief Fund from American Farmland Trust
    The American Farmland Trust Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the #coronavirus crisis. Initially eligible applicants include any small and mid-sized direct-market producers. The application will be simple and easy to complete. For complete information go to the AFT […]
    Posted on March 26, 2020
  • Soil Testing Lab is Open Soil Testing Lab is Open
    In light of agriculture (including community gardening) being designated as essential, the UConn Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory will remain open utilizing best practices; social distancing and disinfecting are a high priority. No one will be allowed in the lab but essential personnel. Any soil tests need to be mailed or left in the drop box […]
    Posted on March 26, 2020
  • Virtual Extension Programs Virtual Extension Programs
    Connect with Extension – even during COVID-19 social distancing. We have a variety of virtual Extension programs available for you over the coming weeks: Friday, April 3rd – All Day – Instagram stories with Abby Beissinger, our Plant Diagnostician Friday, April 3rd – 10 AM – Jen Nadeau, our Extension Equine Specialist will share horse […]
    Posted on March 24, 2020

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