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Connecticut is a small, diverse state with urban and rural spaces. We understand that because we live and work here. Extension educators are ready to connect you with our knowledge and help you to improve your community.

  • Vote for our Granby 4-H VEX Robotics Team Vote for our Granby 4-H VEX Robotics Team
    Please vote by 1 PM Sunday, January 19th! We need everyone’s help for our UConn 4-H Hartford County Granby 4-H VEX Robotics Team. They are tied for first – let’s help them win.   They entered a VEX Robotics Online Community Challenge. We are showcasing what 4-H and STEM looks like in CT to a […]
    Posted on January 18, 2020
  • Vegetable Production Certificate Course Vegetable Production Certificate Course
    We’re offering a Vegetable Production Certificate Course, beginning on March 12th. It’s a hybrid format, online and in-person for new and beginning farmers. This year only, we have a special introductory fee of $100 or $150 depending on the course option you choose. This vegetable production course is designed to benefit beginner vegetable producers who […]
    Posted on January 17, 2020
  • One-On-One Agricultural Advising Sessions One-On-One Agricultural Advising Sessions
    The UConn Extension RMA program has offered one-on-one advising sessions for several years. Due to the popularity of this program, we are offering 3 days this winter for you to meet in a private session with an advisor. We are offering a wide array of topics to choose from. The brochure has the full schedule. […]
    Posted on January 14, 2020
  • #AskUConnExtension – How do I lose weight? #AskUConnExtension – How do I lose weight?
    Our UConn Expanded Food and Education Program (EFNEP) educators are often answer questions from participants about weight loss. Heather Pease, one of our EFNEP educators, offers the following guidelines: How do I lose weight? The beginning of a new year turns our focus towards renewal and change. Many people will make a “new year’s resolution” […]
    Posted on January 10, 2020
  • Art Exhibit at Avery Point Opening Soon Art Exhibit at Avery Point Opening Soon
    “Among the Tides,” a new exhibit featuring the work of photographer Elizabeth Ellenwood, will be on display at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus from Jan. 23 through March 15, with an opening reception Jan. 24. The reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the […]
    Posted on January 8, 2020
  • Deer Damage and Control Deer Damage and Control
    Deer damage or feed on a wide variety of fruits and vegetables such as cole crops, lettuce, grapes, corn, pumpkins, berries, tomatoes, fruit trees and other plants. Because white-tailed deer lack upper incisor teeth, the damaged leaves and twigs or stems have jagged edges, compared with a clean-cut surface left by rodents and rabbit feeding. […]
    Posted on January 6, 2020
  • Holiday Plant Care Holiday Plant Care
    Did you receive a plant during this holiday season? Poinsettia, holiday cactus and rosemary trees are filling the shelves in greenhouses, grocery stores and even big box stores appealing to the giver to gift a plant lover on their list. While they are beautiful plants, they will need the correct care to keep them that […]
    Posted on January 3, 2020
  • Industrywide Food Safety Initiative Focuses on Ice Cream Industrywide Food Safety Initiative Focuses on Ice Cream
    Industrywide Food Safety Initiative Focuses on Small/Artisanal Ice Cream Companies The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced that food safety resources for small and artisanal ice cream manufacturers, including an online class and technical support, are now available. Dennis D’Amico, one of our Extension educators was on the team that developed these initiatives. These initiatives, […]
    Posted on January 1, 2020
  • Workshop: Production Agriculture – Back to Basics Workshop: Production Agriculture – Back to Basics
    Production Agriculture – BACK TO BASICS  Farmers of all experience are encouraged to join the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, University of Connecticut, and the American Farmland Trust on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon, Connecticut to hear the latest in IPM/biocontrol, soil management, and […]
    Posted on December 30, 2019
  • UConn Agriculture Advocacy Club Newsletter UConn Agriculture Advocacy Club Newsletter
    The UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources has an Agriculture Advocacy Club, and they recently published their first newsletter. You can read the issue at http://bit.ly/AgAdvocateVol1
    Posted on December 27, 2019
  • Happy Holidays from UConn Extension Happy Holidays from UConn Extension
    Happy holidays from all of us at UConn Extension! We are proud to serve all 169 Connecticut towns and cities. We look forward to working together in the new year.
    Posted on December 23, 2019
  • Winter Riding Lessons at UConn Start January 8th Winter Riding Lessons at UConn Start January 8th
    The Department of Animal Science is offering the Winter Riding Program beginning January 8th and registration is now open!  This would make a great gift for the equestrian on your list or yourself!  Space is limited so reserve your spot today!  Please visit http://s.uconn.edu/uconnwinterriding for more information including registration forms.
    Posted on December 21, 2019
  • Job Opening: Extension Educator, Diversified Livestock Job Opening: Extension Educator, Diversified Livestock
    Job Opening:  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, […]
    Posted on December 20, 2019
  • Where can we get healthy food? #AskUConnExtension Where can we get healthy food? #AskUConnExtension
    Where can we get healthy food? Dr. German Cutz, one of our Extension educators, discusses urban agriculture as one option as we use innovative technology and new methods to grow food for our families and communities. #AskUConnExtension Video: Mike Zaritheny
    Posted on December 18, 2019

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  1. 1/21 S20/08 Landscape Design for a Wintery January Day
  2. 1/22 S20/18 The Plain Truth About Beekeeping
  3. 1/23 CLIR: Memoir Club
  4. 1/23 CLIR: Vaccines, A Victim of their Own Success?
  5. 1/27 S20/03 Jumping Worm Invasion Dynamics - Impacts & Efforts Towards Solutions

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Phone: 860-486-9228
extension@uconn.edu
Address: W.B. Young Building, Room 233
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4134
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4134