COVID-19 resources from UConn Extension for farmers, families, 4-H youth and Connecticut residents
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Connecticut is a small, diverse state with urban and rural spaces. We understand that because we live and work here. Extension educators are ready to connect you with our knowledge and help you to improve your community.

  • UConn 4-H July Activity Calendar UConn 4-H July Activity Calendar
    UConn 4-H has created an activity calendar for youth. Participate in STEM-related activities with us all month long! A printable PDF is available at: UConn 4-H activity calendar – July 2020 (1)
    Posted on July 10, 2020
  • Virtual Painting Event For Individuals With Phenylketonuria Virtual Painting Event For Individuals With Phenylketonuria
    Sherry Gray, from our Expanded Food and Nutrition Program, coordinated a virtual painting event sponsored by Ajinomoto Cambrooke on June 30 , 2020 for individuals with Phenylketonuria at the Metabolic clinics at CT.  Children’s Medical Center and Albany Medical Center. Cambrooke is a company focused on low protein modified products and formulas for individuals with […]
    Posted on July 10, 2020
  • People Empowering People People Empowering People
    A UConn Program Partnering with Correctional Institutions UConn Extension has partnered with the Department of Corrections to offer the UConn People Empowering People Program at Correctional Institutions (UConn PEPCI) for over twenty years. UConn PEPCI is a personal and family leadership program modeled after the community UConn People Empowering People (UConn PEP) program and focuses […]
    Posted on July 10, 2020
  • Riverfront Recapture’s partnership with UConn Extension’s CT Trail Census Riverfront Recapture’s partnership with UConn Extension’s CT Trail Census
    Riverfront Recapture‘s partnership with UConn Extension’s CT Trail Census has advanced our mission to improve the quality of life and urban vitality for those who live, work and play in central Connecticut. Specifically, Trail Census data has supported successful funding requests, including our 2019 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Award, and was integral to our recent request to […]
    Posted on July 9, 2020
  • Meet Nikki Santillo: New Haven County Farmer’s Market Intern Meet Nikki Santillo: New Haven County Farmer’s Market Intern
    Hello, my name is Nikki Santillo. I am interning with the New Haven County farmer’s market. I am a rising junior majoring in Nutritional Sciences with a minor in Food Science. In the fall semester, I was able to connect with an after school program the nutrition club supported. I helped inform the children about […]
    Posted on July 9, 2020
  • UConn Extension & Wrack Lines Awards UConn Extension & Wrack Lines Awards
    UConn Extension We are delighted to share that UConn Extension has received three national awards from the Association of Communication Excellence: Gold Award – Marketing – Budget Under $1000: Bug Week – Kara Bonsack and Stacey Stearns Silver Award – Marketing – Budget Over $1000: Ask UConn Extension – Kara Bonsack, Stacey Stearns, Mike Zaritheny and […]
    Posted on July 8, 2020
  • Tour des Farms Annual Bike Ride Uplifts Local Farmers All Summer Long Tour des Farms Annual Bike Ride Uplifts Local Farmers All Summer Long
    Your Scenic Summer Ride Can Support Connecticut Farmers and Help Tackle Food Insecurity  Statewide – Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development (CT RC&D) is a statewide nonprofit agriculture and environmental organization focused on sustainable Connecticut communities and rural prosperity. On July 1st, they’re launching the 3rd Annual Tour des Farms Fundraiser, a bicycle (2020 to include […]
    Posted on July 8, 2020
  • Educator Spotlight: Bill Davenport Educator Spotlight: Bill Davenport
    After thirty-three years as an agriscience teacher at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, William Davenport has found his way back to his early grounding in 4-H. He began work as assistant extension educator in charge of 4-H programming in Litchfield County in July 2019. Davenport is a graduate of the college, having earned bachelor of […]
    Posted on July 8, 2020
  • Pasta Salad – A Healthy Recipe with Dianisi Torres Pasta Salad – A Healthy Recipe with Dianisi Torres
    Dianisi Torres of our UConn Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) makes a healthy pasta salad with you using ingredients from the Dollar Store. The presentation is in English and Spanish. Dianisi Torres, de nuestro programa Educación Alimentaria y Nutricional Expandida de la Extension de UConn, conocido como EFNEP, prepara una ensalada de […]
    Posted on July 7, 2020
  • Meet Carl Johnson: Plant Diagnostic & Horticulture Intern Meet Carl Johnson: Plant Diagnostic & Horticulture Intern
    Hello! My name is Carl Johnson I am the Plant diagnostic & Horticulture intern at the UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab. I am a graduate of the Ratcliffe Hicks plant science program(RHSA) and am going into my senior year as a Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems (SPSS) major. Before enrolling in UConn I worked as a […]
    Posted on July 7, 2020
  • Congrats UConn 4-H Video Contest Winners! Congrats UConn 4-H Video Contest Winners!
    Congratulations to the winners of the UConn 4-H video contest! Thank you to all the participants for doing a wonderful job sharing their 4-H skills and knowledge. We can virtually come together and learn from each other. To view the videos visit: https://bit.ly/4-HVideoContest. Our members demonstrate how to stitch, care for animals, plant seeds and […]
    Posted on July 6, 2020
  • Educator Spotlight: Cary Chadwick Educator Spotlight: Cary Chadwick
    Bringing Geospatial Science and Technology to Communities Cary Chadwick is an Associate Extension Educator focused on geospatial science and technology at the Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), part of UConn Extension. She joined UConn in 2006. Cary coordinates the Geospatial Training Program (GTP) at CLEAR. The GTP provides hands-on training in geospatial […]
    Posted on July 6, 2020
  • Bug Week Photo Contest Accepting Entries Bug Week Photo Contest Accepting Entries
    UConn Extension, part of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR), is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Bug Week Photo Contest. Take your camera and find that special bug shot. All entries must be a photograph of a bug or insect in their natural habitat. There are three categories – Junior Amateur […]
    Posted on July 3, 2020
  • Educator Spotlight: Faye Griffiths-Smith Educator Spotlight: Faye Griffiths-Smith
    Financial Education Program Helps Participants Improve Their Lives Managing family and personal finances well is a common challenge. Findings from recent studies show cause for concern regarding Americans’ financial practices. According to the 2018 FINRA Financial Capability Study, nationally: 46% of individuals lack a rainy-day fund, 34% of individuals can answer four or five questions […]
    Posted on July 3, 2020
  • Meet Zachary Duda: Litchfield County 4-H Intern Meet Zachary Duda: Litchfield County 4-H Intern
    Hello my name is Zachary Duda and I am excited to be an intern this summer with Litchfield County 4-H! I am currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut. At UConn I serve as the President of the UConn Agricultural Advocacy Club and am […]
    Posted on July 2, 2020

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