• Risk Management Tools: Helping Connecticut Farms Grow Risk Management Tools: Helping Connecticut Farms Grow
    “Agriculture is inherently a risk filled profession,” says Associate Extension Educator Joseph Bonelli. “Utilizing risk management is a tool for farmers to minimize the impacts of threats they can’t completely control by reducing the impact of certain dangers on their farm business.” UConn Extension has a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Association […]
    Posted on June 19, 2019
  • Cubes in Space: UConn 4-H Robotics Program Cubes in Space: UConn 4-H Robotics Program
    UConn 4-H is the youth development program of UConn Extension. 4-H is a community of over 6 million young people across America who are learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), leadership, citizenship and life skills through their 4-H project work. 4-H provides youth with the opportunity to develop lifelong skills including civic engagement and […]
    Posted on June 17, 2019
  • Natural Pesticide Issues Natural Pesticide Issues
    As the gardening season gets underway, lots of homemade weed-killer “recipes” are cropping up on social media, usually containing some combination of vinegar, Epsom salts, and Dawn dishwashing soap. These are often accompanied by a comment such as “no need for pesticides or herbicides!” It may feel good to use familiar household items to control […]
    Posted on June 14, 2019
  • Connecticut Institute of Water Resources Connecticut Institute of Water Resources
    What do taking a trip to the beach, testing a well, and planting a new garden have in common? You guessed it—water. UConn is home to a state-wide organization focused on providing Connecticut’s citizens with information and research about all the water resources we encounter in our daily lives. As the state’s land grant university, […]
    Posted on June 14, 2019
  • Connecticut Grown Strawberries Ripe for Picking Connecticut Grown Strawberries Ripe for Picking
    Fresh from the field, Connecticut Grown strawberries are now ripening and ready to eat. Strawberries are the first fruit available in Connecticut and signal the arrival of summer for many residents who look forward to visiting one of the state’s pick-your-own farms. “Visiting a Connecticut strawberry patch to pick your own is a wholesome, family […]
    Posted on June 12, 2019
  • Reducing Winter Road Salt Use Reducing Winter Road Salt Use
    Extension educator Mike Dietz focuses on protecting surface waters with green infrastructure techniques in his research and Extension work. Mike has been involved in the development of the Green Snow Pro program, and he is the Director of the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources. The scientific studies continue to pile up, and confirm the same […]
    Posted on June 12, 2019
  • Evan Lentz: Intern Spotlight Evan Lentz: Intern Spotlight
    Evan Lentz and Casey Lambert spent the summer of 2018 as undergraduate interns scouting for diseases and insects at vineyards and small fruit farms throughout the state with the iPiPE grant through the National Institute for Food and Agriculture. iPIPE is the Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education. It’s a weather and pest-tracking […]
    Posted on June 10, 2019
  • Living Shoreline Planted in Stonington Living Shoreline Planted in Stonington
      The tidal marsh migration buffer at Dodge Paddock Beal Preserve in Stonington was planted on Friday May 3, 2019. With a stalwart group of dedicated volunteers, over 100 native plants were put in. This area borders a coastal wetland and the plants need to be able to withstand occasional salt spray as well as […]
    Posted on June 8, 2019
  • Wine Passport App Wine Passport App
    The Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries is a popular program where par-ticipants receive a stamp at each winery they visit. Participants that collect a cer-tain number of stamps from participating Connecticut Farm Wineries are eligible for more than 60 prizes, including a two- week trip for two to Spain. The Passport season runs from the […]
    Posted on June 7, 2019
  • Welcome Abby Beissinger to UConn Extension! Welcome Abby Beissinger to UConn Extension!
    UConn Extension and the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture are proud to announce our newest team member, Abby Beissinger. Abby has accepted the position of Plant Diagnostician in the UConn Plant Diagnostic Laboratory. Her first official day was May 28, 2019. Abby attended the University of Wisconsin and received a B.A. in Anthropology […]
    Posted on June 6, 2019
  • Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Extension Educator – Natural Resources Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Extension Educator – Natural Resources
    We have an opening for a UConn Natural Resources Conservation Academy coordinator with a tentative start date of July 5th. Applications are due June 17th. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions (laura.cisneros@uconn.eduor 860-486-4917). UConn Visiting Assistant Extension Educator, National Resources Conservation Academy The Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) at the University […]
    Posted on June 6, 2019
  • 4-H in Vernon Afterschool Program 4-H in Vernon Afterschool Program
    The 4-H in Vernon Afterschool Program was started in 2014 as a partnership between UConn Extension Tolland County 4-H and UConn Community Outreach (CO) Program. The 4-H in Vernon Afterschool Program is an enrichment opportunity where UConn CO student volunteers work with local area elementary school students in a fun and informal education setting, engaging […]
    Posted on June 5, 2019
  • Join us for a Garden Party Join us for a Garden Party
    Please join the UConn Extension Master Gardener Program for an exclusive Garden Party, hosted by Master Gardener Susan Saint James. Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Susan Saint James Home* Litchfield, CT Speaking program includes: Susan Saint James Dean Indrajeet Chaubey of UConn CAHNR Amy Chesmer, CAHNR ‘94 Tickets: Individual – $100  ($60 tax-deductible) […]
    Posted on June 4, 2019
  • CT ECO: Growing with UConn Extension CT ECO: Growing with UConn Extension
    CT ECO is a website that provides access to many of Connecticut’s statewide geospatial data layers in different formats including over 9000 pdf maps, 10 map viewers (and counting), 138 data services and in some cases, data download. The website contains 18 aerial imagery datasets, the most recent having 3 inch pixels (wow!), statewide elevation […]
    Posted on June 3, 2019
  • Personal Safety on the Trail Personal Safety on the Trail
    All trail users should follow basic tips for personal safety. These tips can also be adapted to other situations. 1. Be aware of your surroundings and other people on the trails and in parking lots. Do not wear head- phones or earbuds. 2. Park in well-lit areas and lock the doors of your vehicle, and […]
    Posted on May 31, 2019

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  3. 6/26 Mushroom Hunting & Amateur Mycology
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  5. 7/19 Nutrition's Role in Sustainable Livestock Productions Practices

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