• Spotlight – Farm Labor Shortages: Years in the Making
    Spotlight – Farm Labor Shortages: Years in the Making   For some time, concerns regarding the availability of reliable farm labor have reached the ears of UConn’s Risk Management team. When considering the vast range of risks that agricultural stakeholders face throughout the year, labor shortages may very well be the most detrimental to the […]
    Posted on April 22, 2019
  • It’s Spring – Head Outside! It’s Spring – Head Outside!
    Finally the weather is getting warmer and we can wake up from our winter hibernation. With milder temperatures, heading outside is a great plan. We are fortunate to live in Connecticut and have access to many beautiful parks, beaches and trails.  Here are some moderate to vigorous activities to get us started in the right […]
    Posted on April 19, 2019
  • Join UConn for a Panel Presentation on GMOs Join UConn for a Panel Presentation on GMOs
    UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources is offering two events on the science of GMOs next week that we welcome you to attend. GMO 2.0: Science, Society and the Future is on Wednesday, April 24th in the UConn Student Union Theater on the Storrs Campus at 7 PM. The panel features four experts that have research […]
    Posted on April 16, 2019
  • Real Farmers, Real Risks: Interview with Preston Ridge Vineyards Real Farmers, Real Risks: Interview with Preston Ridge Vineyards
    Preston Ridge Vineyard is a beautiful vineyard and winery located in Preston, Connecticut. The owners and team members at Preston Ridge work hard to produce a wide variety of grapes and have an impressive line of local Connecticut wines. Their tasting room and outdoor wedding venue immerse guests in the prestige of the Connecticut countryside. […]
    Posted on April 15, 2019
  • Job Opportunity: Visiting Assistant Extension Educator Job Opportunity: Visiting Assistant Extension Educator
    University of Connecticut – Connecticut Trail Census – Visiting Assistant Extension Educator, Anticipated Position Type: Non-tenure-track faculty Position location to be determined. Read the job description below online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13540   The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Department of Extension is seeking to fill an anticipated position opening for a Visiting Assistant Extension […]
    Posted on April 10, 2019
  • Risk Management Technology: Robotic Milking Machine Risk Management Technology: Robotic Milking Machine
    On October 26, 2017, UConn Extension and CT Farm Risk Management program teamed up to host the Robotic Milking Conference at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. The conference program boasted an impressive lineup of farmers, researchers, and industry professionals. All seemed to advocate highly for the incorporation of the technology into the dairy […]
    Posted on April 8, 2019
  • Poultry Care Video Series Poultry Care Video Series
    Do you own chickens? Our poultry care video series with retired Extension Educator Dr. Mike Darre can answer your questions. There are 10 videos, topic include: how to hold your birds, how to inspect your birds, determining if your chicken is a good layer, watering systems, nest boxes, feeding, housing and heating, bird litter, housing, […]
    Posted on April 5, 2019
  • Ten Tips for the April Gardener Ten Tips for the April Gardener
    Ten Tips for the April Gardener Click on highlighted links for additional information. Prune old, leggy growth from heather (which flowers on new growth in late summer) but prune heath (which sets its flower buds in late spring) just enough to shape it in the early spring. Start dahlia tubers in pots indoors in a cool spot. Pinch back […]
    Posted on April 3, 2019
  • Spotlight – Soil Degradation Spotlight – Soil Degradation
    One of the most pressing resource related issues around the world is the continual reduction in the percentage of arable land. Currently, 37% of land worldwide is considered agricultural, only 10% is deemed arable, or plowable, and suitable for crop production (World Bank Group, 2015). The shrinking percentage of suitable farm land is a direct […]
    Posted on April 1, 2019
  • Join Us for #UConnGives Join Us for #UConnGives
    UConn Gives is BACK for year two. And we need your help to grow our programs, and continue serving Connecticut communities. Put your paws in by supporting UConn 4-H, the UConn Extension Master Gardener Program, the 4-H Sports and Nutrition program, or the Natural Resources Conservation Academy on March 27-28, 2019.  All four of these […]
    Posted on March 27, 2019
  • Real Farmers, Real Risks: Sentiments from Freund’s Farm Real Farmers, Real Risks: Sentiments from Freund’s Farm
    Tucked away in the northwestern most corner of the state, Freund’s Farm sits on 600 beautiful acres, proudly serving as one of Connecticut’s most notable and progressive dairy farms. The farm was started in 1949 by Eugene and Esther Freund. The operation has grown over the past 70 years and now boasts a herd of […]
    Posted on March 25, 2019
  • Take the Climate Change Challenge with UConn Extension Take the Climate Change Challenge with UConn Extension
    Connecticut Environmental Action Day (CEAD) is a one-day conference that seeks to inspire students to take the #ClimateChangeChallenge and then post their actions using #ExtendtheChange to encourage friends and families to do the same. CEAD is sponsored by UConn Extension with our partners from UConn’s Department of Marketing, Department of Anthropology, and UConn PIRG. The goals […]
    Posted on March 22, 2019
  • National Nutrition Month; a time to celebrate school food! National Nutrition Month; a time to celebrate school food!
    When you think “local food” do you also think “school food”? You should. About 25% of food served by Hartford Public Schools is local. This helps the local economy, and bolsters hometown pride. Lonnie Burt, Senior Director of Child Nutrition for Hartford Public Schools explains that, “Purchasing local products is important on so many levels; […]
    Posted on March 19, 2019
  • Real Farmers; Real Risks: Interview with Norton Brothers Farm Real Farmers; Real Risks: Interview with Norton Brothers Farm
      Norton Brother’s Farm is a seventh-generation family-owned fruit farm located in Cheshire, Connecticut. The farm has been owned and operated by the Norton family since the mid-1700s and boasts a long-standing, proud history with the town of Cheshire. Bridsey Norton, father of the Norton Brothers (Judson and Donald) who operated the farm until 2001, […]
    Posted on March 18, 2019
  • National Nutrition Month – Smooth Chai Latte National Nutrition Month – Smooth Chai Latte
    Do you practice yoga? Do you have a favorite herbal tea? As part of #NNM, self-care is a big part of “being well” and making sure you’re taking care of the [mental] part of you. Helping yourself to wind down may lower stress levels- even if it’s that morning cup of tea that you absolutely […]
    Posted on March 15, 2019

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