• National Nutrition Month; a time to celebrate school food! National Nutrition Month; a time to celebrate school food!
    When you think “local food” do you also think “school food”? You should. About 25% of food served by Hartford Public Schools is local. This helps the local economy, and bolsters hometown pride. Lonnie Burt, Senior Director of Child Nutrition for Hartford Public Schools explains that, “Purchasing local products is important on so many levels; […]
    Posted on March 19, 2019
  • Real Farmers; Real Risks: Interview with Norton Brothers Farm Real Farmers; Real Risks: Interview with Norton Brothers Farm
      Norton Brother’s Farm is a seventh-generation family-owned fruit farm located in Cheshire, Connecticut. The farm has been owned and operated by the Norton family since the mid-1700s and boasts a long-standing, proud history with the town of Cheshire. Bridsey Norton, father of the Norton Brothers (Judson and Donald) who operated the farm until 2001, […]
    Posted on March 18, 2019
  • National Nutrition Month – Smooth Chai Latte National Nutrition Month – Smooth Chai Latte
    Do you practice yoga? Do you have a favorite herbal tea? As part of #NNM, self-care is a big part of “being well” and making sure you’re taking care of the [mental] part of you. Helping yourself to wind down may lower stress levels- even if it’s that morning cup of tea that you absolutely […]
    Posted on March 15, 2019
  • Connecticut Dairy Seminar Connecticut Dairy Seminar
    There is still time to register for this year’s Connecticut Dairy Conference, which will be held on March 20, 2019, at the Doubletree Hotel, Bradley.  We have a full day of presentations on timely topics. Our afternoon speakers and topics are included below in this update. In addition, we are offering a special opportunity for those […]
    Posted on March 13, 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 March 13, 2019
  • Real Farmers – Real Risks: Interview with Raspberry Knoll Farms Real Farmers – Real Risks: Interview with Raspberry Knoll Farms
    Raspberry Knoll Farm in North Windham is one of Connecticut’s premier pick-your-own operations, featuring a wide variety of berries, herbs, veggies, and flowers. Located in the Northeastern region of the state, this family owned farm attracts droves of patrons throughout the growing season, starting in June with strawberries and going all the way through till […]
    Posted on March 11, 2019
  • National Nutrition Month – Recipe of the Week National Nutrition Month – Recipe of the Week
    Did you know that buying frozen fruits and vegetables versus fresh have extra benefits? Frozen fruits and vegetables may be less expensive and can stretch your food dollars when fresh produce is not “in season” in your area. Frozen fruits and vegetables are frozen at the peak of their ripeness so their nutrients are available […]
    Posted on March 8, 2019
  • 4-H First Robotics Experience 4-H First Robotics Experience
    By Alexis Nadeau, Alyssa Newell, Emmit Starkweather Innovation is a modernly essential pillar to human development and growth into the future. It is this innovative thinking that the organization For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology or FIRST seeks to harness within adolescents and young adults. Focusing on the fields of STEM — science, […]
    Posted on March 6, 2019
  • GMO Working Group Hosting April Events GMO Working Group Hosting April Events
    The CAHNR GMO Working Group is hosting GMO 2.0: Science, Society and the Future, a panel presentation on Wednesday, April 24th at 7 PM in the Student Union Theater. Please save the date and make plans to join us. The event is free and anyone is welcome to attend. The panel is moderated by Dean Indrajeet Chaubey. Speakers include: […]
    Posted on March 4, 2019
  • Saving for the Unexpected Saving for the Unexpected
    In Celebration of America Saves Week and Connecticut Saves Week February 25th through March 2nd, 2019 Have you ever been taken by surprise by an expense such as a car or home repair, a refrigerator that needs to be replaced immediately, or school expenses? Often we need to act quickly so that we can get […]
    Posted on March 1, 2019
  • Take the Connecticut Saves Pledge! Take the Connecticut Saves Pledge!
    CT Saves Campaign February 24- March 2nd Take the Connecticut Saves Pledge by texting “CTSaves” to 877877 or pledging online at www.ConnecticutSaves.org. Save with a plan. Did you know savers with a plan are twice as likely to save successfully for things like retirement and their (or their children’s) education? Save the easy way…automatically. Never miss a beat when […]
    Posted on February 27, 2019
  • Mental Health & Farm Stress Mental Health & Farm Stress
    Farming is both a risky and dangerous business. From the hazardous nature of the seemingly regular day-to-day tasks to the volatile and unforgiving markets on which many farms rely for income, farmers have no shortage of stress. Add in unpredictable weather and crop yields and you have the makings of what the USDA, OSHA, and […]
    Posted on February 26, 2019
  • Support 4-H Through Your Local Tractor Supply and JOANN Stores Support 4-H Through Your Local Tractor Supply and JOANN Stores
    Tractor Supply and JOANN stores across the country are supporting 4-H this spring through their Clovers for Kids and Paper Clover campaigns.  From March 1st to April 30th JOANN Stores nationwide will ask their customers to donate towards the 4-H Program through their Clovers for Kids Campaign which is in its second year of operation.  Both $1 […]
    Posted on February 20, 2019
  • NL team captures first Quahog Bowl win, heads to nationals NL team captures first Quahog Bowl win, heads to nationals
    After a day dominated by time clocks, buzzers, science judges and the powers of quick recall of all things related to the ocean, the team from the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut gushed with unfettered joy. “Now we’ll be able to go to the nationals and compete again,” said team Captain […]
    Posted on February 18, 2019
  • 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

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