• February is Heart Health Month – Hit the Trails for Your Heart February is Heart Health Month – Hit the Trails for Your Heart
    February is heart health month – to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it. Walking is one easy way to increase physical fitness. Every step counts. Most adults should try for at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) a week of moderate intensity activity. 30 minutes of brisk walking on at least […]
    Posted on February 14, 2019
  • Extension Interns Receive Award Extension Interns Receive Award
    Casey Lambert (’19) and Evan Lentz (’19) won 2nd place honors for their poster and presentation at the national meeting for the USDA-iPiPE project (Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education) held in Raleigh, NC February 4-6. Mary Concklin, Fruit Extension Educator, PSLA, is the grant PI. The primary focus of the project was to […]
    Posted on February 13, 2019
  • My 4-H Story: Chelsea Weimer My 4-H Story: Chelsea Weimer
    The term “4-H” was an organization that I had heard about for many years.  I knew the name, but I didn’t really know what it was. Around five years ago my mom saw an advertisement for a 4-H club called Bad to the Bone.  This club showed dogs. I decided to go to a meeting […]
    Posted on February 11, 2019
  • New Training! Intro to ArcGIS Online & Storymaps New Training! Intro to ArcGIS Online & Storymaps
    The CLEAR Geospatial Training Program (GTP) has just launched a brand new workshop! It is called Introduction to ArcGIS Online and Esri Story Maps and includes presentations, demos, hands-on exploration and hands-on exercises. The morning of the day-long workshop covers ArcGIS Online and the web map in particular. Topics include: Introduction to GIS and ArcGIS Online The ArcGIS Online Web […]
    Posted on February 8, 2019
  • ‘New normal’ of flooded roads presents complex challenges ‘New normal’ of flooded roads presents complex challenges
    Story and photos by Judy Benson With frequent downpours flooding many of the state’s coastal roads throughout the fall and into January – including the previous day – the workshop could hardly have had more relevance and timeliness. “I spent yesterday dealing with countless calls to my office from people saying they couldn’t get to […]
    Posted on February 6, 2019
  • My 4-H Story: Samantha Smith My 4-H Story: Samantha Smith
    4-H has impacted my life by teaching me that even in the hard times you should hold onto your project and never let go.  4-H has also taught me how to do math. 4-H has helped me with my spelling. Through my 4-H years I have learned a lot. I have learned patience while working […]
    Posted on February 4, 2019
  • Applications Open for FoodCorps CT Applications Open for FoodCorps CT
    Are you ready to #serveupchange in your community? Apply now for a year of service with FoodCorps Connecticut! The deadline is March 15, but aim to submit early: we’re reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Go to http://foodcorps.org/apply to apply yourself (or share this post with a leader who shares our passion for healthy food in schools!)
    Posted on February 1, 2019
  • CT Trail Census Receives Grant CT Trail Census Receives Grant
    Our Connecticut Trail Census program recently received $206,049.50 in grant funding from the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) Trails & Greenways Program and the Connecticut Greenways Council. UConn Extension’s Connecticut Trail Census is a statewide volunteer-based data collection and education program implemented as a pilot from 2016-2018 on 16 multi-use (bicycle, pedestrian, equestrian) trail sites across the state.
    Posted on January 30, 2019
  • My 4-H Story: Olivia Hall My 4-H Story: Olivia Hall
    When I joined 4-H 5 years ago, I thought that I would just be learning about animals.  I had no idea that I would learn leadership, citizenship and public speaking skills that I would apply to many situations both in and out of 4-H.  I never imagined that when I joined 4-H, I would meet […]
    Posted on January 28, 2019
  • School of Business Partnership Strengthens Extension School of Business Partnership Strengthens Extension
    Extension brings the research of the land-grant university to communities statewide. Other departments at UConn are helping Extension grow and impact new audiences with the research and resources they produce. We have built a partnership with the Department of Marketing in the School of Business that has transformed the marketing initiatives of UConn Extension, and […]
    Posted on January 24, 2019
  • Job Openings with UConn Extension Job Openings with UConn Extension
    We have jobs open at Jobs.UConn.edu – an Assistant Extension Educator with UConn 4-H based in Torrington, an Assistant Extension Educator in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, and a Research Assistant 2 – Connecticut Farm To School Specialist based in Vernon. All positions will have statewide responsibilities. Apply today, applications are being […]
    Posted on January 23, 2019
  • Workshop Series: Sustainable Livestock Production Workshop Series: Sustainable Livestock Production
    Nutrition’s Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices 2019 A new workshop series on pasture management and infrastructure and the nutritional needs of livestock raised on pasture All workshops held in the training room at Farm Credit East, 240 S Rd. Enfield CT Monday, February 11, 2019 8:30 am to 1 pm (Snow Date: February 13, […]
    Posted on January 23, 2019
  • My 4-H Story: Maria Grillo My 4-H Story: Maria Grillo
    4-H has, in a sentence, taught me how to be myself and to tap into my full potential.  I was once a quiet kid who desperately wanted to speak out and have an impact but didn’t know how.  Now, I am a determined, confident young adult who can be heard the minute I walk into […]
    Posted on January 21, 2019
  • 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

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