• 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
  • Coastal Storm Preparedness Story Map for Connecticut Coastal Storm Preparedness Story Map for Connecticut
    As part of the Coastal Storm Awareness Program (CSAP) 10 social science research and related new technology projects were funded to improve public response to coastal storm hazard information. In one of these studies, Jennifer Marlon, of Yale University, and other collaborators in 2015 found that 70 percent of coastal Connecticut residents are either unsure […]
    Posted on November 12, 2018
  • CT Trail Census Update CT Trail Census Update
    Greetings, trail folks! As seasons change and everyone debates which one is the best, we here at the CT Trail Census (CTTC) realized that thanks to last year’s CTTC volunteer participants, we actually do have data with which to rank the seasons with! Trail use data, of course! So here it goes: According to last year’s data, […]
    Posted on November 9, 2018
  • Well Water: Protecting Your Well Well Water: Protecting Your Well
    There are a number of steps that a homeowner can take to help protect their private well. Water should be diverted away from the wellhead to prevent the pooling and potential introduction of contaminated water  into the well. Keep the well in good repair.  A faulty well can allow surface water to reach groundwater without […]
    Posted on November 7, 2018
  • A Healthy Home is in Good Repair A Healthy Home is in Good Repair
    Our Healthy Homes program offers the following tips on keeping your home in good repair. You can download the document or print it for easy reference.
    Posted on November 5, 2018
  • Halloween Health Tips Halloween Health Tips
    Trick or Treat: Halloween is filled with sweet temptations and scary over-eating. Here are a few tips to help both adults and children avoid over indulging. Be a role model! Make sure your little goblins eat a healthy meal before trick or treating. Create a Healthy Family Halloween Tradition like Butternut Squash soup. Pair it […]
    Posted on October 31, 2018
  • Equine Owners Should Vaccinate for EEE, Warns CVMDL at UConn Equine Owners Should Vaccinate for EEE, Warns CVMDL at UConn
    Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is a disease caused by a virus that mosquitos transmit. The name of the disease is misleading in that this virus can infect and cause disease in humans and a wide variety of animal species, including birds as well as horses and other equids. Horses that have not been vaccinated for […]
    Posted on October 30, 2018
  • CAES Finds Spotted Lanternfly in Farmington CAES Finds Spotted Lanternfly in Farmington
    CAES Announces the Finding of Spotted Lanternfly in Farmington, Connecticut New Haven, CT – The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) in cooperation with USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) announce that a single dead adult spotted lanternfly,Lycoma delicatula, has been detected and confirmed from a private residence in Farmington, CT. The insect appears to […]
    Posted on October 29, 2018
  • Pesticide Safety Team Wins Extension Award Pesticide Safety Team Wins Extension Award
    Indianapolis, IN. A NPSEC (National Pesticide Safety Education Center) team comprised of staff and Pesticide Safety Education Program (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 […]
    Posted on October 29, 2018
  • A Healthy Home is Well Ventilated A Healthy Home is Well Ventilated
    Our Healthy Homes program offers the following tips on keeping your home well ventilated. You can download the document or print it for easy reference.
    Posted on October 29, 2018
  • October Apple Challenge with the Tray Project October Apple Challenge with the Tray Project
    October meant apple challenges for school districts participating in the Put Local On Your Tray Project. You can find recipes for apples on the website. They also share the following about apples: In the Past: Apple trees belong to the rose family, and originated in Central Asia in the mountains of southern Kazakhastan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, […]
    Posted on October 26, 2018
  • Home Water Systems: Wells Home Water Systems: Wells
    In Connecticut, approximately 15% of residents receive their drinking water from private wells. In rural areas of the state, that percentage increases to greater than 90%. An owner of a private well is also a manager of the well.  As manager of the well, the homeowner is responsible for making sure that the water is safe […]
    Posted on October 24, 2018

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