• New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide is Available New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide is Available
    The 2019-20 edition of the New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide is now available. Order your copy today! New England greenhouse growers have long relied on the New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide,for its unbiased, detailed information about insect and mite management, disease prevention and management, weed control, and plant growth regulation. The Guide is updated every two years to ensure that […]
    Posted on January 18, 2019
  • We Want You to Volunteer with UConn 4-H We Want You to Volunteer with UConn 4-H
    Do you enjoy working with children? Want to share your time and talents with young people in the community? Like to have fun, learn new skills and make a difference? Then being a 4-H volunteer is for you! 4-H volunteers play a significant role in helping youth to reach their potential. As a volunteer, you […]
    Posted on January 16, 2019
  • My 4-H Story: Hannah Platt My 4-H Story: Hannah Platt
    For the past eight years 4-H has taught me many things that I probably would not have learned without it.  I have experienced how the association for the fair works over the past few years. I learned that without it, the fair would not happen.  Every one of the officers has their own role and […]
    Posted on January 14, 2019
  • Tackling the climate change challenge, one place at a time Tackling the climate change challenge, one place at a time
    Climate change is perhaps the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced, and just thinking about it can make someone feel exhausted and overwhelmed. How can the next generation of environmental professionals be prepared to deal a problem that big? One answer could be found this fall in the Climate Corps class taught at the University […]
    Posted on January 11, 2019
  • Job: New Haven County Master Gardener Coordinator Job: New Haven County Master Gardener Coordinator
    Position Description Master Gardener County Coordinator New Haven County The UConn Extension Master Gardener Program is seeking applications for the position of Master Gardener New Haven County Program Coordinator. This is a 16‐hour‐per‐week position and is a temporary, six‐month appointment. Renewal is optional pending coordinator review and availability of program funding. Responsibilities include but are […]
    Posted on January 8, 2019
  • Tailored Messages Improve Health and Nutrition in Windsor Students Tailored Messages Improve Health and Nutrition in Windsor Students
    Technology is ubiquitous, and a team of researchers at UConn are harnessing our everyday technology to address obesity issues in children and young adults (Poulin & Peng, 2018). Social media and text messages are a common communication tool among multiple populations, and can positively influence behavior change in health and nutrition (Hsu, M.S.H., Rouf, A., […]
    Posted on January 8, 2019
  • My 4-H Story: Hailey Osika My 4-H Story: Hailey Osika
      Seven years ago, a friend of mine suggested that I join her 4-H group.  Eventually, I was convinced and decided I would try joining the group and “test the waters” so to speak, in order to decide if I wanted to be a part of it permanently.  To be honest, I didn’t go in […]
    Posted on January 7, 2019
  • Solid Ground Farmer Trainings in January Solid Ground Farmer Trainings in January
    The following Solid Ground Farmer Trainings are scheduled for January. BF 106: Vegetable Production for Small Scale Farming – January 5th BF 240: Pesticide Safety for Conventional & Organic Producers – January 9th BF 270: Welding Basics for Agriculture – January 12th – FULL BF 110: Growing Crops in Low, High and Movable Tunnels – January […]
    Posted on January 4, 2019
  • Stormwater Corps: Looking for Green Stormwater Opportunities Stormwater Corps: Looking for Green Stormwater Opportunities
    If you were out and about in the towns of North Haven, Milford, Hamden, West Haven or Cheshire this summer, you may have seen a team of four young adults writing on clipboards, snapping pictures of parking lots, laying their phones down on the sidewalk, and peering down into storm drains. These four intrepid UConn […]
    Posted on January 2, 2019
  • My 4-H Story: Elizabeth Hall My 4-H Story: Elizabeth Hall
    To some people my 4-H story might seem dull, but to me it has been an exciting adventure!  4-H has taught me responsibility and how my actions can positively affect my community. I have also learned leadership and citizenship skills that I have been able to incorporate into activities outside of 4-H. Setting goals in […]
    Posted on December 31, 2018
  • Chicken Questions? Chicken Questions?
    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 December 26, 2018
  • My 4-H Story: Chloe Smith My 4-H Story: Chloe Smith
    I Found Myself at 4-H Camp It’s not very often that someone reflects on defining moments in their life but when I take a moment to reflect on my life so far, the biggest influence that comes to mind is the eight years I’ve spent in the 4-H program and how the 4-H program has […]
    Posted on December 23, 2018
  • In pilaf, salmon, manicotti, kelp’s versatility impresses chefs In pilaf, salmon, manicotti, kelp’s versatility impresses chefs
    Story and photos by Judy Benson After tasting rice pilaf with carrots, peppers and kelp, grilled shrimp wrapped in kelp leaves, baked salmon topped with leeks and kelp and manicotti stuffed with mushrooms and kelp, restaurant owner Chris Szewczyk is eager to incorporate the Connecticut-grown seaweed into his menu. “It’s an exciting product,” said Szewczyk, […]
    Posted on December 21, 2018
  • Pre-Register for Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers’ Conference Pre-Register for Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers’ Conference
    SOUTH WINDSOR, CT – UConn Extension’s 2019 Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers’ Conference will be taking place on Monday, January 7th, 2019. The conference will be held at Maneeley’s Conference Center on 65 Rye Street in South Windsor. The day will include 9 educational sessions, an extensive trade show with over 30 exhibitors, and plenty […]
    Posted on December 19, 2018
  • Poinsettias: From Production to Decoration Poinsettias: From Production to Decoration
    Wholesale growers across Connecticut started shipping poinsettias in mid-November. Poinsettia are a long-term crop, started from rooted cuttings in early to mid-July.    Plants are pinched to promote branching and growers measure the height of the plants on a weekly basis, and enter data into a computer program, to make sure the plants will be at […]
    Posted on December 19, 2018

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