• Bug Out with UConn Extension Bug Out with UConn Extension
    UConn Extension’s Bug Week is buzzing from July 21 to July 31 with programs for the entire family. All ages are welcome to attend and explore the activities and events dedicated to insects and their relatives. Bug Week programs include the following: Join UConn Extension faculty,  Spring Valley Student Farm staff and students for an interactive […]
    Posted on July 19, 2019
  • CEDAS Launches “Best Practices” Accreditation CEDAS Launches “Best Practices” Accreditation
    CONNECTICUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION WELCOMES CONNECTICUT MUNICIPALITIES TO SHOWCASE ‘BEST PRACTICES’ – LAUNCHES ‘BEST PRACTICES IN LAND USE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT’ ACCREDITATION The Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) is announcing the launch of the ‘Best Practices in Land Use and Economic Development’ certification to recognize Connecticut municipalities for outstanding land use practices. In creating this […]
    Posted on July 19, 2019
  • Meet Indu Upadhyaya: Food Safety Specialist Meet Indu Upadhyaya: Food Safety Specialist
    This article was originally published on Naturally.UConn.edu Where did you get your degrees? I received a bachelor of veterinary science and animal husbandry (equivalent to DVM) and a master’s degree in veterinary biochemistry from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research in Pondicherry. I completed my PhD from UConn in animal science with a focus […]
    Posted on July 17, 2019
  • Maddy Hatt: National 4-H Conference Experience Maddy Hatt: National 4-H Conference Experience
    National 4-H Conference April 6-11 I was fortunate enough to be selected as part of the Connecticut delegation sent to Washington D.C. for the 2019 National 4-H Conference. I was a part of the Entrepreneurship round table and we were tasked with answering a set of questions for the United States department of labor. The […]
    Posted on July 12, 2019
  • Tips from the National Institute on Aging Tips from the National Institute on Aging
    Tips From the National Institute on Aging The bladder can change with age. Follow these 13 tips from the National Institute on Aging to keep your bladder healthy. Drink enough fluids, especially water. Most healthy people should try to drink six to eight, 8-ounce glasses of fluid each day. Water is the best fluid for bladder health. […]
    Posted on July 10, 2019
  • 4-H Alums Shine as UConn Students 4-H Alums Shine as UConn Students
    Lauren Marshall (’18 ENGR, ’19 ENGR MS) and Hannah Kalichman (’15 CLAS and ’20 LAW) are poised to graduate from UConn and have an impact on our community when they enter the workforce in their respective fields. Both are alumni of the UConn 4-H program, and we recently sat down with them to learn how […]
    Posted on July 8, 2019
  • Conservation Planning Conservation Planning
    Excess fertilizer use and inefficient nutrient management strategies often are causes of water quality impairment in the United States. When excess nitrogen enters large water bodies it enhances algae growth and when that algae decomposes, hypoxic conditions—often called a “dead zone” occur. Nutrients carried to the Long Island Sound have been linked to the seasonal […]
    Posted on July 5, 2019
  • Say Cheese Say Cheese
    Small-scale dairy operations in Connecticut and throughout the country offer cheese, ice cream, and other dairy products direct to consumers and through wholesale distribution. The popularity of local food has increased interest in these operations, and led to a greater need for food safety education and training. Dennis D’Amico is an Assistant Professor in the […]
    Posted on July 3, 2019
  • Red, White & Blueberries Red, White & Blueberries
    Celebrate our Nation’s Independence with Connecticut Grown Food As you celebrate our nation’s independence this Fourth of July, choose Connecticut Grown foods for your holiday gatherings. “Farmers are the backbone of our nation and we are fortunate to have a diverse array of agriculture in Connecticut,” said Bryan P. Hurlburt, Connecticut Department of Agriculture Commissioner. “Stop […]
    Posted on July 2, 2019
  • Why Extension: Emphasizing Community Engagement Why Extension: Emphasizing Community Engagement
    “I have recently had the opportunity to work with some Extension faculty in the second semester of the UConn Climate Corps program. For the projects I have worked on, Extension faculty made the process a combined effort. I was given the opportunity to develop plans and troubleshoot problems with my team of students, while the […]
    Posted on July 1, 2019
  • UConn Extension Gives Back UConn Extension Gives Back
    UConn Extension has a long history of delivering high-quality educational experiences to the citizens of Connecticut. These programs enhance the wellbeing of families, communities, and businesses across the state. Extension faculty and staff plan and implement programs, and feel a deep sense of pride and commitment to extending knowledge, and very often, changing lives in […]
    Posted on July 1, 2019
  • Growing UConn 4-H with Common Measures Growing UConn 4-H with Common Measures
    UConn 4-H was one of 10 states selected for a pilot program, in the form of the Common Measures 2.0 Cohort Challenge Grant, to implement Common Measures program evaluation. The evaluation instruments Common Measures 1.0 and Common Measures 2.0 were created by National 4-H to help 4-H staff with planning and assessing local, state, and […]
    Posted on June 28, 2019
  • Basic Food Safety Practices at Home Basic Food Safety Practices at Home
    What made you sick? Is it food you cooked at home? While we continue to blame farmers, processors, food- service and restaurants for making the food that makes us sick, the fact is that home cooks are quite likely to handle food in a way that results in a foodborne illness. The safety of our […]
    Posted on June 26, 2019
  • STEM Education for Teens, Adults, and Teachers STEM Education for Teens, Adults, and Teachers
    The Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) is a group of three linked projects that focus on connecting STEM education for high school students with natural resource conservation at the local level. With over 130 land trusts in the state and each of its 169 municipalities having a Conservation Commission, Connecticut has a long history of […]
    Posted on June 24, 2019
  • Teacher Professional Learning: Professional Development Workshop Teacher Professional Learning: Professional Development Workshop
    UConn Extension is leading a project that provides high school science teachers from across the state with a head start on a new way of teaching. Over the past two summers, 48 teachers from 38 school districts attended the 3-day Teacher Professional Learning (TPL) workshop, Land and Water. The training, funded by a USDA/NIFA grant, […]
    Posted on June 21, 2019

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  3. 7/27 Bug Walks
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  5. 8/11 Hartford County 4-H Fair Work Week

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