• Gregory Desautels: Reflection on my Extension Internship Gregory Desautels: Reflection on my Extension Internship
    Gregory Desautels interned with Dr. Mike Dietz of UConn Extension in the summer of 2019, working with Dr. Dietz on projects for UConn CLEAR. Gregory has continued working with Dr. Dietz on projects funded by Connecticut Sea Grant during the fall 2019 semester. In the article below, Gregory reflected on his summer internship. Through my […]
    Posted on November 15, 2019
  • Agriculture and Asbestos Safety Agriculture and Asbestos Safety
    While the April 2019 Final Rule established by the EPA was a large leap into the protection of U.S. citizens from asbestos, it has not completely annihilated the threat. The Final Rule, put simply, was created to protect the public from uses of asbestos that are “no longer on the market and are not covered […]
    Posted on November 13, 2019
  • CT Farmlink Website Improves Farmland Access for Farmers CT Farmlink Website Improves Farmland Access for Farmers
    Connecticut FarmLink, a clearing house for the transition between generations of landowners with the goal of keeping farmland in production, is pleased to announce the launch of a redesigned website, www.ctfarmlink.org. A partnership between the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the Connecticut Farmland Trust (CFT) with funding through the Community Investment Act (CIA) is ensuring new […]
    Posted on November 11, 2019
  • Growing Food with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Growing Food with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
    The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and UConn Extension have been collaborating thanks to a U.S.D.A. Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program to enhance agricultural production, food security, and health of tribal community members. UConn Extension Growing Food With the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation #AskUConnExtension #UConnImpact
    Posted on November 8, 2019
  • CAHNR Strategic Visioning Process CAHNR Strategic Visioning Process
    The UConn College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources is engaged in a strategic visioning process.  You also may have received the invitation below from Dean Chaubey.  As one who knows about the College, we would love to have your input into the strategic direction the College will take over the next 5-10 years. Listening […]
    Posted on November 7, 2019
  • Heart Healthy Cooking Oils Heart Healthy Cooking Oils
    This article will review the health and cooking properties of oils available in markets. With so many cooking oils to choose from, it can be confusing which ones are heart-healthy and which ones are not. Cooking oils include plant, animal or synthetic fats used in frying, baking and other types of cooking. Oils are also […]
    Posted on November 6, 2019
  • Charlie Tracy Recognized for Trail Work Charlie Tracy Recognized for Trail Work
    This weekend at the Mass Trails Conference in Leominster Charlie Tracy, our new Connecticut Trail Census Coordinator, received an achievement award to recognize his over 30 years of dedication to trails work and building successful collaborative partnerships in Massachusetts and across the nation. Charlie is well loved in the trail community and we are so […]
    Posted on November 5, 2019
  • Interveinal Chlorosis Interveinal Chlorosis
    One of the most common plant-problems we see in the lab is interveinal chlorosis. This issue can affect house plants and garden vegetables, to landscape trees and shrubs. We often get inquires about the plant-tissue analysis we offer in the soil testing lab as a means to identify various problems. While this is an extremely […]
    Posted on November 4, 2019
  • Survey could help efforts to get more seafood eaten in CT Survey could help efforts to get more seafood eaten in CT
    If you’re an average Connecticut resident, you probably didn’t eat seafood more than once in the last week. But you might, if you knew more about how to prepare different types of fish, shellfish and seaweed, and where to buy local seafood. You’d also be inclined to have seafood more often if you knew more […]
    Posted on October 31, 2019
  • Job Opening: Extension Educator, Diversified Livestock Job Opening: Extension Educator, Diversified Livestock
    The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut contributes to a sustainable future through scientific discovery, innovation, and community engagement. CAHNR’s accomplishments result in safe, sustainable and secure plant and animal production systems, healthier individuals and communities, greater protection and conservation of our environment and natural resources, balanced growth […]
    Posted on October 30, 2019
  • Expiration, Use-By and Sell-By dates: What do they really mean? Expiration, Use-By and Sell-By dates: What do they really mean?
    Often people open up their refrigerators, cupboards and cabinets to find foods that are beyond their sell- buy and use- buy dates. While it is always better to be safe than sorry, the following guidelines and information should help to take the guesswork out of determining whether or not your food is safe to eat. […]
    Posted on October 30, 2019
  • Attend the CT Ag Wellness Summit Attend the CT Ag Wellness Summit
    Stress has many causes and is a serious problem for those involved in agriculture. Unfortunately many folks try to deal with this quietly, showing a stiff upper lip, and by themselves – not the healthiest route to take. Join us in learning more about how to identify stressors,  understanding ways to help yourself, and equally […]
    Posted on October 29, 2019
  • Laura Brown Receives CEDAS Member of the Year Award Laura Brown Receives CEDAS Member of the Year Award
    Last week, Extension educator Laura Brown received the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) Member of the Year Award at the CEDAS Annual meeting. The award recognized her role in the CEDAS program committee including the successful CEDAS Academy webinar series’ and coordination the newly launched Best Practices in Land Use and Economic Development program.  Laura […]
    Posted on October 28, 2019
  • Cost of Hay in Connecticut Cost of Hay in Connecticut
    Colder weather is setting in, and that means that livestock owners will be feeding increased amounts of hay. How is the price consumers pay for hay set? The Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy has a report, the Financial Analysis of Hay Production in Connecticut that is available for review at http://bit.ly/CostOfHay. It explains […]
    Posted on October 28, 2019
  • The Start of Something Big: UConn Environment Corps The Start of Something Big: UConn Environment Corps
    A UConn partnership led by CLEAR has received a $2.25 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand and study a new public engagement program that combines teaching, service learning, and Extension outreach. The program is called the Environment Corps and focuses on using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills to address important […]
    Posted on October 25, 2019

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