• Tuna Burger Recipe Tuna Burger Recipe
    TUNA BURGERS Makes 6 servings Serving size: 1 patty   Ingredients 2 (4.5-ounce) cans low-sodium tuna 1 cup bread crumbs, divided 1 cup low-fat cheddar chese, shredded 1 egg, lightly beaten ½ cup non-fat ranch salad dressing ¼ cup finely chopped onion Non-stick cooking spray Directions Drain tuna, separate into flakes using a fork In […]
    Posted on July 16, 2018
  • Cooking with EFNEP at Morris Street School Cooking with EFNEP at Morris Street School
    Since, 1969, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has helped families in Connecticut learn about healthy eating, physical activity, cooking, and shopping on a budget. Despite being an affluent state, nearly 1 in 5 families with children in Connecticut is food insecure, or does not have adequate access to healthy food. Many urban areas in Connecticut are amongst the poorest in […]
    Posted on July 13, 2018
  • 10 Rules for Safe Canning 10 Rules for Safe Canning
    By Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH Senior Extension Educator/Food Safety Even though some may feel home canning has gone the way of the dinosaurs, I regularly get questions posed to me by newbie and experience canners alike. Some want to know how to can tomatoes without potentially killing a loved one. Others want to know if […]
    Posted on July 11, 2018
  • Shuresh Ghimire Joins UConn Extension Shuresh Ghimire Joins UConn Extension
    UConn Extension and the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources are pleased to announce that Dr. Shuresh Ghimire joined us on July 6thas our Extension Vegetable Educator. Dr. Ghimire has a PhD in Horticulture and is based in the Extension office at the Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon. He was working at Washington State University (WSU), studying […]
    Posted on July 10, 2018
  • Be on the Lookout for Giant Hogweed, an Invasive Plant in CT Be on the Lookout for Giant Hogweed, an Invasive Plant in CT
    UConn and the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG) are asking state residents to be on the lookout for Giant Hogweed, which typically blooms during July. Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive, non-native plant from Eurasia that was first identified in Connecticut in 2001. This Federal Noxious weed was confirmed in 25 towns in […]
    Posted on July 9, 2018
  • Bug Out with UConn Extension Bug Out with UConn Extension
    UConn Extension’s Bug Week is right around the corner, and we have programs for the whole family. Bugs are the unsung heroes of our ecosystem, providing services such as pollination and natural pest control. However, bugs don’t stop at environmental benefits. They have also impacted our culture through the manufacturing of silk, sources of dyes, […]
    Posted on July 9, 2018
  • Disaster Assistance for Farmers Disaster Assistance for Farmers
    As it grows, the farmers.gov website will deliver information, tools, and first-hand advice built around the needs of America’s farmers, ranchers, and foresters.  It’s a site being built for farmers, by farmers. Visit the new farmers.gov Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool. For more information on disaster preparedness and readiness for your family, community, workplace, or agricultural operation please visit UConn EDEN.
    Posted on July 6, 2018
  • Buying from Local Farms? What do FSMA Rules Mean to Produce Buyers? Buying from Local Farms? What do FSMA Rules Mean to Produce Buyers?
    Buying From Local Farms? What Do FSMA Rules Mean to Produce Buyers? On July 17, 2018 a team of regulators and produce safety educators from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are hosting an educational meeting for operations (distributors, schools, institutions, restaurants, grocery stores, foodservice operations, etc.) that buy fresh produce from farms in southern New […]
    Posted on July 5, 2018
  • Become a 4-H Volunteer! Become a 4-H Volunteer!
    If you enjoy working with children, have a willingness 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 reach their potential. As a volunteer, you will help youth learn leadership, citizenship and […]
    Posted on July 4, 2018
  • CT MS4 Guide CT MS4 Guide
    The CT MS4 Guide website (http://nemo.uconn.edu/ms4) was established to provide a repository for NEMO trainings, materials, tools, and templates that towns can use and modify to meet local needs. Every year, NEMO will also be providing webinars and workshops to help towns and institutions address the more complex portions of the permit. In the first […]
    Posted on July 2, 2018
  • Supporting Communities Responding to New Stormwater Regulations Supporting Communities Responding to New Stormwater Regulations
    UConn Extension’s Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) program is a national leader in developing innovative approaches to help communities address water quality issues. NEMO has been working directly with Connecticut municipalities for 26 years, won multiple national awards, and inspired a national network of sister programs in 33 states. Over the past year, the […]
    Posted on June 29, 2018
  • 4-H Volunteer Attends White House STEM Summit 4-H Volunteer Attends White House STEM Summit
    RACHAEL MANZER JOINED LANDMARK GATHERING OF STATE & FEDERAL STEM EDUCATION LEADERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT WILL HELP INFORM NEXT 5-YEAR STEM EDUCATION STRATEGY Rachael Manzer, STEM Coach at Winchester Public Schools and a UConn 4-H Leader was recently invited to attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education […]
    Posted on June 27, 2018
  • 8 Principles of a Healthy Home 8 Principles of a Healthy Home
    1. Keep your home DRY. 2. Keep your home CLEAN. 3. Keep your home SAFE. 4. Keep your home WELL-MAINTAINED. 5. Keep your home PEST-FREE. 6. Keep your home CONTAMINANT-FREE. 7. Keep your home WELL-VENTILATED  8. Keep your home GREEN AND ENERGY EFFICIENT.   For more information please visit https://healthyhomes.uconn.edu
    Posted on June 27, 2018
  • Produce Safety Training Produce Safety Training
    Some medium to larger Connecticut farms need to comply with the Produce Safety Rule (PSR). This includes taking an approved food safety course, implement- ing certain practices that can minimize risk, and keeping records related to those practices. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture conducts a variety of activi- ties related to implementation of the rule, […]
    Posted on June 25, 2018
  • Job Opening: Soil Health Specialist Job Opening: Soil Health Specialist
    We’re hiring! We have a Research Assistant 2 position open for an Agricultural Nutrient Management-Soil Health Specialist. The full job description and details on how to apply is available at www.jobs.uconn.edu – look for search number 2018606.
    Posted on June 22, 2018

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