• Apply to Become a UConn Extension Master Gardener Apply to Become a UConn Extension Master Gardener
    Do you love gardening? Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and sharing that knowledge with others? Applications are now available for the 2019 Master Gardener Program through UConn Extension. Participants receive horticultural training from UConn, and then share that knowledge with the public through community volunteering and educational outreach efforts. Enrollment in the UConn […]
    Posted on August 20, 2018
  • Telling Stories With Maps Telling Stories With Maps
    Cary Chadwick, UConn CLEAR, used the research results on black bears in Connecticut to create a companion “story map,” an application created by GIS industry leader Esri that enables the seamless combination of online maps with other types of information such as images, videos, graphs and graphics. Story maps are designed to communicate complicated information, data, and analysis to the public in a user-friendly, interactive […]
    Posted on August 20, 2018
  • Fairholm Farm: CT Green Pasture’s Dairy Farm of the Year Fairholm Farm: CT Green Pasture’s Dairy Farm of the Year
    The Green Pastures Award judging team has chosen Fairholm Farm as the Connecticut Dairy Farm of the Year for 2018. The annual award will be presented at the Big E Green Pasture’s banquet where each New England state presents their winning farm. The farms present a slide show of their management strategies and innovative goals […]
    Posted on August 15, 2018
  • Food Safety for Produce Buyers Food Safety for Produce Buyers
    On July 17, UConn Extension and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture hosted a meeting in Storrs for operations (distributors, schools, institutions, restaurants, grocery stores, and foodservice operations) that buy fresh produce from farms in southern New England. A team of regulators and produce safety educators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island conceived and developed the […]
    Posted on August 14, 2018
  • Remembering Grace Hanlon Remembering Grace Hanlon
    Grace Hanlon began her experience at the New London County 4-H Camp at the age of 7.  The camp, situated on 24 ½ acres in Franklin, CT, provides both day and over-night camping experiences to over 2,100 youth annually. 4-H is the youth development program of UConn Extension. As part of the University of Connecticut, 4-H […]
    Posted on August 13, 2018
  • Helping Connecticut Farmers Succeed: A Collaborative Journey Helping Connecticut Farmers Succeed: A Collaborative Journey
    “Educating farmers in sustainable, profitable and environmentally-sound food production practices benefits every man, woman and child in the country directly, on a daily basis, by helping to maintain a safe and secure food source. Knowledge of effective IPM practices helps prevent excess application of pesticides by otherwise frustrated growers,” Jude Boucher says. The name Jude […]
    Posted on August 13, 2018
  • 40 Gallon Challenge 40 Gallon Challenge
    Connecticut residents are invited to join the 40 Gallon Challenge and take on new practices to increase water conservation. The 40 Gallon Challenge is a national call for residents and businesses to reduce water use on average by 40 gallons per person, per day. As a participant in the challenge, one commits to taking on […]
    Posted on August 10, 2018
  • Quantifying Water Use Quantifying Water Use
    “New York City is surrounded by water,” Angie Harris says, “I realized it was a great source of beauty, transportation, and recreation. But it was also contaminated and deeply problematic.” Angie grew up in Queens, New York. She realized water was a crucial resource of concern while an undergraduate at New York University studying environmental […]
    Posted on August 8, 2018
  • Emily Alger: Changing Lives Through 4-H Emily Alger: Changing Lives Through 4-H
    UConn 4-H is a statewide program with educators in all eight counties. Each of our 4-H educators brings unique skills and life experiences to the program. If there is one experience that has opened Emily Alger’s eyes to how special the 4-H program is, it would be asking the high school field hockey team that she coaches to participate in the […]
    Posted on August 6, 2018
  • Award Winning Cheese Award Winning Cheese
    The UConn Creamery, part of the Department of Animal Science, has once again taken home awards from the annual American Cheese Society Judging and Competition. Our Chipotle Queso Blanco and our Green Chile Queso Blanco were recognized for excellence amongst 1966 products from over 200 entering companies. Both cheeses were awarded third place in their […]
    Posted on August 2, 2018
  • Angie Tovar: 4-H Alumni Spotlight Angie Tovar: 4-H Alumni Spotlight
    Angie Tovar of Danbury was a teen mentor in our CT FANs IM 4-H program. She is entering her junior year of college at Western Connecticut State University where she majors in Elementary Education. Angie currently works as a translator for St. Peter Church in Danbury and Student Worker for Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs in […]
    Posted on August 2, 2018
  • Hartford County Extension Center Moving Hartford County Extension Center Moving
    Our Hartford County Extension Center is moving. As of Friday, August 3rd, please use the following address and new phone numbers: Exchange Building – Suite 262 270 Farmington Ave Farmington, CT, 06032 (860) 409-9050 Fax (860) 409-9080 hartford@uconn.edu Please be patient with our faculty and staff over the next week as it may take a […]
    Posted on July 31, 2018
  • Granby 4-Hers Experiments Flew into Space on a NASA Rocket Granby 4-Hers Experiments Flew into Space on a NASA Rocket
    Eight youth from Granby 4-H along with one leader, Rachael Manzer successfully launched three experiments into space on a NASA rocket. The three experiments included “Bees in Space” where honeycombs were launched, “Rubber Bands in Space”, and “Gallium in Space”, all of which were proposed by the 4-Hers themselves. Cubes in SpaceTM, a global competition […]
    Posted on July 30, 2018
  • Strengthening Connecticut Farms Strengthening Connecticut Farms
    Over recent years a new cohort of farmers has cropped up in our small state. “New”, “Beginning”, “First-generation”, “Early stage”— these growers have been met by a growing number of training programs to help them get started, improve their production skills, and enhance the viability of their businesses. This is a group of avid learners who are always on the lookout for training […]
    Posted on July 30, 2018
  • Erin Morrell: 4-H Alumni Erin Morrell: 4-H Alumni
    Hometown: New Haven, CT Involvement: New London County 4-H Alumni Education: Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree from Fairfield University Current Employment: Associate Dean at Albertus Magnus College   What did 4-H teach you? Listen to others and be a better presenter and public speaker, as that is something I use regularly […]
    Posted on July 27, 2018

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