• Master Gardeners Help Community with Peoples Harvest Garden Master Gardeners Help Community with Peoples Harvest Garden
    The Peoples Harvest Garden in Pomfret is just one of the tremendous projects that UConn Extension Master Gardeners and UConn Extension support and participate in. The garden was started by the Windham County Master Gardeners in 2005, is still going strong, and all produce grown is donated to local kitchens that serve those in need. […]
    Posted on September 20, 2019
  • Water Testing in Connecticut Water Testing in Connecticut
    Water is part of everything that we do. We are frequently asked about water testing, septic system maintenance, and fertilizing lawns. The Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, a project with Natural Resources & the Environment, has resources for homeowners: http://ctiwr.uconn.edu/residential/ #AskUConnExtension
    Posted on September 18, 2019
  • Sheep Shearing School Sheep Shearing School
    The Connecticut Sheep Breeders Association Inc. in conjunction with the UConn Extension are again offering a one-day shearing school.   Saturday, October 26, 2019 UConn Beef Barn (Livestock Unit 1) Horsebarn Hill Road 8am-4:30pm   This program is offered for those individuals who have a strong interest in learning how to shear sheep and have […]
    Posted on September 16, 2019
  • UConn Extension is Growing Food and Health with the Mashantucket Tribe UConn Extension is Growing Food and Health with the Mashantucket Tribe
    “The mission statement of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN) states they will ‘…establish a social, cultural and economic foundation that can never be undermined or destroyed…,’” says Tribal Councilor Daniel Menihan, Jr. MPTN was facing challenges growing their fruits and vegetables at a scale to meet the tribe’s needs on their land in Ledyard, […]
    Posted on September 13, 2019
  • Hannan Holstein Farm is CT Dairy Farm of the Year Hannan Holstein Farm is CT Dairy Farm of the Year
    We are pleased to announce that Chris and Todd Hannan of Hannan Holsteins Farm are the winners of the Connecticut 2019 Dairy Farm of the Year for our New England Green Pastures Program. The two brothers milk 50 registered Holsteins, half of which are Red and White Holsteins, with a total of 140 head of […]
    Posted on September 12, 2019
  • Educator Spotlight: Indu Upadhyaya Educator Spotlight: Indu Upadhyaya
    UConn Extension is proud to announce our newest team member, Indu Upadhyaya. Indu accepted the position of Food Safety Extension educator. She is based in our Tolland County Extension Center and started with Extension in June. Indu obtained her bachelor of veterinary science and animal husbandry (equivalent to DVM) and a master’s degree in veterinary […]
    Posted on September 11, 2019
  • Ornamental Turf/Golf Superintendent Short Course Offered Ornamental Turf/Golf Superintendent Short Course Offered
    Registration is open for the Fall 2019 ORNAMENTAL & TURF/GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS SHORT COURSE starting on Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019. This fall short course will take place at The Connecticut Tree Protective Association (CTPA), 60 Church Street, Wallingford, CT. Please respond with your registration and payment as soon as possible. We have limited space for 28 […]
    Posted on September 10, 2019
  • Break Your Bad Water Habits Break Your Bad Water Habits
    When it comes to household water use, the average American uses about 82 gallons of water per day. To cut back on your water use around the house, an easy first step starts with fixing any leaks. (They can drip away gallons a day—in extreme cases, up to 90 gallons/day!) Also, try to reduce your water […]
    Posted on September 9, 2019
  • Washing Raw Poultry: Food Safety Choices Washing Raw Poultry: Food Safety Choices
    A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry. “Cooking and mealtime is a special occasion for all of us as we come together with our families and friends,” said Dr. Mindy Brashears, the USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary […]
    Posted on September 6, 2019
  • Pesticide Law Primer Developed for Schools Pesticide Law Primer Developed for Schools
    Pesticide Law Primer Developed by UConn Extension for Connecticut School Grounds Managers, Superintendents, Teachers, and Members of the School Community UConn Extension, with the CT Department of Energy and Environment (CT DEEP), has developed a series that explains and clarifies Connecticut’s pesticide restrictions on school grounds. In 2010, Connecticut state legislation banned the application of […]
    Posted on September 3, 2019
  • SLAMM (Sea Level Rise Model) Map Viewer & Webinar SLAMM (Sea Level Rise Model) Map Viewer & Webinar
    Sea Level Affecting Marsh Migration (SLAMM) is a mathematical model developed by NOAA that uses digital elevation data and other information to simulate potential impacts of long-term sea level rise on wetlands and shorelines. CT DEEP recently completed a project to run the SLAMM model for the Connecticut coastline, to better understand how Connecticut’s 21 […]
    Posted on September 2, 2019
  • UConn Offers Master Composter Program and Worm Day UConn Offers Master Composter Program and Worm Day
    Enroll Now in the UConn 2019 Master Composter Program Almost 25% of household waste can be recycled through composting. The purpose of the UConn Master Composter program is to educate and train residents about the basics of small-scale composting and in exchange for the training, volunteers will pass on their knowledge to others through outreach activitiessuch […]
    Posted on August 29, 2019
  • New Team to Lead CT Trail Census Data & Education Program New Team to Lead CT Trail Census Data & Education Program
    NEW TEAM TO LEAD CONNECTICUT TRAIL CENSUS DATA COLLECTION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM The University of Connecticut (UConn) Extension is pleased to welcome Charles Tracy as the new Coordinator, and Ryan Faulkner as the new Project Specialist of the Connecticut Trail Census Program. The Connecticut Trail Census is a statewide volunteer-based data collection and education program that […]
    Posted on August 28, 2019
  • Two Sea Grant Programs Support Students’ Unique Summer Job Two Sea Grant Programs Support Students’ Unique Summer Job
    For many college students, the summer after freshman year means heading home for jobs waiting tables, working at youth recreation programs or scooping ice cream at the beach snack bar. But after completing his first year at the University of Delaware, Sam Koeck came home to Connecticut to the kind of paid internship usually afforded […]
    Posted on August 28, 2019
  • UConn CVMDL Tests Ticks for Disease-Causing Agents UConn CVMDL Tests Ticks for Disease-Causing Agents
    Pet owners, livestock owners, and outdoor enthusiasts statewide need to maintain vigilance against ticks because as the fall season approaches will see an increase in their activity. UConn’s Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL), part of the Department of Pathobiology & Veterinary Science in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, is on the […]
    Posted on August 26, 2019

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