• Holiday Food Shopping on a Budget Holiday Food Shopping on a Budget
    It is that crazy, stressful expensive time of year.  But planning for that holiday meal shouldn’t be on that list.  Here are a few steps to help ease the process and cost: Clean out the refrigerator and freezer of unneeded or wanted items. This will make room for items for the big meal.  Also it […]
    Posted on December 14, 2018
  • Lifelong Learning with CLIR Begins Again in January Lifelong Learning with CLIR Begins Again in January
    The Center for Learning in Retirement, otherwise known as CLIR, is one of the many programs offered through the University of Connecticut (UConn) Extension, part of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. CLIR is a lifelong learning program that provides meaningful and serious intellectual activities for adults of retirement age. Individuals from all […]
    Posted on December 12, 2018
  • 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 December 12, 2018
  • Urban Agriculture Graduation Urban Agriculture Graduation
    UConn Extension in collaboration with Green Village Initiative offered the Urban Agriculture Program in Bridgeport, Connecticut from November 2017 to November 2018. A new group of urban farmers graduated on December 7, 2018. The UConn Extension urban agriculture program consists of three components: classroom instruction, hands-on vegetable production, and entrepreneurship. To complete the program students […]
    Posted on December 10, 2018
  • National Hand Washing Week National Hand Washing Week
    As part of Marc Cournoyer’s involvement with the Healthy Homes Partnership, he created a poster contest to recognize national hand washing awareness week which runs from Dec. 2-8.  Some of the kids from the Windham Heights 4-H club created posters to educate the public on the importance of hand washing. Marc is a UConn Extension […]
    Posted on December 7, 2018
  • Soil pH – The Master Variable Soil pH – The Master Variable
    The UConn Soil Nutrient Analysis Lab tests for and analyzes multiple soil parameters; but none as critical, and as often overlooked, as pH. Soil pH plays a crucial role in the growth of vegetation planted, as well as ground water quality. Before we start talking about soil pH, I think it is a good idea […]
    Posted on December 7, 2018
  • Livestock BCS Video Series Livestock BCS Video Series
    We have a new video series on Body Condition Scoring (BCS) for livestock. Our Tri-State SARE project produced videos for beef cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. You can view the entire series at: http://s.uconn.edu/bcs The Tri-State SARE project, Nutrition’s Role in Sustainable Livestock Production, focuses on animal nutrition as it relates to health and well-being of […]
    Posted on December 5, 2018
  • Bedding Plant Program for Greenhouse Growers Offered Bedding Plant Program for Greenhouse Growers Offered
    UConn Extension offers Bedding Plant Program for Greenhouse Growers Get the latest information on insect and disease management, proper watering techniques and mixing pesticide formulations and network with fellow growers.  This educational program will feature the following topics of interest to those who produce spring ornamental crops in the greenhouse: Watering: Air and Water Balance […]
    Posted on December 3, 2018
  • CT’s First Stormwater Utility CT’s First Stormwater Utility
    Earlier this summer, New London became the first municipality in Connecticut to establish a stormwater utility which goes into effect January 1, 2019.  This means they will begin charging all property owners a fee for their contribution to the city’s stormwater runoff.  Previously, New London relied on property taxes to fund maintenance of their stormwater […]
    Posted on November 30, 2018
  • A Marsh Migration Buffer Takes Shape A Marsh Migration Buffer Takes Shape
    Dodge Paddock Beal Preserve is a small oasis in Stonington Borough and is owned by Avalonia Land Conservancy. With tidal wetlands, coastal grassland and a rocky intertidal area, the area has much to offer visitors. The preserve has been the focus of many efforts involving the land trust, CT Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection, […]
    Posted on November 28, 2018
  • Nitrogen – The Fix Nitrogen – The Fix
    Nitrogen is an essential nutrient required for the production and growth of all plants, vegetation, and living organisms. It makes up 78% of our atmosphere; however, that only accounts for 2% of the Nitrogen on our planet. The remaining 98% can be found within the Earth’s lithosphere; the crust and outer mantel. The Nitrogen found […]
    Posted on November 26, 2018
  • Food Safety – Approved Grower Courses Available Food Safety – Approved Grower Courses Available
    FSMA Produce Safety Rule/Produce Safety Alliance Approved Grower Training Course    December 5 and 6, 2018; December 7, Snow Date  8:30 am through 3:30 pm  Middlesex County Extension Center  1066 Saybrook Road  Haddam, Connecticut 06438  Registration Deadline Monday, November 26  Space is limited to 30 participants.  REGISTRATION: Course fees are $50 for Connecticut Farmers; $150 […]
    Posted on November 20, 2018
  • Job Opening: Part-time Education and Outreach Consultant Job Opening: Part-time Education and Outreach Consultant
    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Title: Education and Outreach Consultant Location: Tolland County Extension Center, 24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon Commitment: 20 hours/week part time position; January 2019-May 2019. This position will be guaranteed through May 2019, with the possibility of continuing through the summer. Posting Close Date: Monday, December 3, 2018 Organization Overview : The College of Agriculture, Health […]
    Posted on November 19, 2018
  • Communicating Towards Improved Health and Nutrition Communicating Towards Improved Health and Nutrition
    Obesity is increasingly affecting residents of Connecticut. Recent statistics report that 20% of children and 36% of young adults are afflicted by obesity (Poulin & Peng, 2018). A team of Extension educators, faculty, and graduate students in Allied Health Sciences are working with community partners to take a multi-faceted approach to addressing health and nutrition […]
    Posted on November 16, 2018
  • Pesticide Safety Educator Receives Award Pesticide Safety Educator Receives Award
    Indianapolis, IN. A NPSEC team comprised of staff and PSEP coordinators that are members of the Respirator Collaboration Team participated in eXtension’s Impact Collaborative Summit in Indianapolis from October 16th – 18th. The purpose of the Summit was for institutional and national Extension teams to bring projects and programs from various topic areas to find […]
    Posted on November 14, 2018

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