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  • 3 Helpful Tips for Encountering a Horse on a Trail 3 Helpful Tips for Encountering a Horse on a Trail
    It’s that time of the year again! With the weather warming up it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy hiking trails both locally and globally.  Just like drivers share the roads with runners and bikers, trails are enjoyed by pedestrians, dogs, and people on horseback. Keeping this in mind, here are a few […]
    Posted on June 22, 2021
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Lynn Keller Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Lynn Keller
    UConn CAHNR Extension typically holds Bug Week in July; however, this year Extension has designated July as Bug Month. The UConn Extension Master Gardeners and Master Gardener interns participate. Bug Month is an educational outreach activity that promotes insects in the environment (bugs.uconn.edu/). Volunteers like Dr. Lynn Keller make this educational event fun and successful. […]
    Posted on June 18, 2021
  • Sen. Blumenthal Seeks Funding for CT River Hydrilla Control Sen. Blumenthal Seeks Funding for CT River Hydrilla Control
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced on June 3 that he is leading an effort to secure $100 million over four years in federal funding for a multistate effort to control hydrilla in the Connecticut River watershed. In an event at Harbor Park in Middletown, Blumenthal said he is seeking an urgent fiscal year 2022 appropriation for […]
    Posted on June 16, 2021
  • Ready, Set, Go! For a Healthier You! Ready, Set, Go! For a Healthier You!
    Welcome any youth between the ages of 7 and 18 interested in challenging themselves to improve how they feel and how they feel about themselves.  Join us for the next 6 weeks in learning about ways to practice good habits, and getting rewarded for doing it.  We will be holding a weekly workshop on a […]
    Posted on June 10, 2021
  • Job Openings: Educational Program Assistants Job Openings: Educational Program Assistants
    Search #: 495338 Please Apply Here: https://jobs.hr.uconn.edu/cw/en-us/job/495338/educational-program-assistant-1-tolland-county-extension Educational Program Assistant 1, Tolland County Extension Search #: 495338 Work type: Full-time Location: Tolland County Extension Ctr Categories: Academic Programs and Services JOB SUMMARY The UConn Extension Center located in Vernon, CT is seeking applications for two (2) Educational Program Assistant 1 positions – one full-time position and one part-time position (75%).  These […]
    Posted on June 8, 2021
  • CAES Announces the Finding of the Box Tree Moth in Connecticut CAES Announces the Finding of the Box Tree Moth in Connecticut
    The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) in cooperation with USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) announce the detection of the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker), at a single retail nursery in Connecticut on boxwood imported from a nursery in Ontario, Canada. As of […]
    Posted on June 7, 2021
  • Connecticut Master Woodland Manager Program Connecticut Master Woodland Manager Program
    Make your mark on Connecticut’s woodlands,  become a Master Woodland Manager! CFPA is excited to introduce the Connecticut Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program beginning August 2021. This year-long program provides woodland owners and managers with the knowledge and skills that they need to make the right decisions for their woodland that can help enhance their lives […]
    Posted on June 7, 2021
  • Dr. Larry Pennington: 23 Years of Volunteering to the UConn 4-H Program Dr. Larry Pennington: 23 Years of Volunteering to the UConn 4-H Program
    Volunteers are the backbone of the UConn 4-H program and are who keep the program vibrant. “Volunteer helps grow true leaders” Dr. Larry Penington of the First Town Veterinary Science 4-H Club of Hartford County 4-H has volunteered 23 years of service to this program. An interview was conducted with him and below are his […]
    Posted on June 4, 2021
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Nate McMullin of Hartford County 4-H Camp Volunteer Spotlight: Nate McMullin of Hartford County 4-H Camp
    Hartford County 4-H Camp, located on 100 acres in Marlborough, Connecticut has been offering camp experience for over 56 years to youth ranging from age 7 to 15. 4-H camp offers various options and sessions throughout the summer months and hosts small team building events in the off season for teenagers. Bring-your-own horse camp is […]
    Posted on June 2, 2021
  • Grilling Fire Safety Tip Grilling Fire Safety Tip
    As the weather gets warmer more of us will start to fire up our grills. Make sure to use safe grilling practices!
    Posted on June 2, 2021
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Kenton Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Kenton
    UConn Extension’s Center for Learning in Retirement (CLIR) provides meaningful and serious intellectual activities for retirees and other adults from all walks of life, conducted in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Volunteers work to put together interesting speakers for various sessions through the year. One of these volunteers is CLIR President, Dr. Steve Kenton. With […]
    Posted on June 1, 2021
  • ¡Sí Se Puede! Empowering Families with Monica Jimenez ¡Sí Se Puede! Empowering Families with Monica Jimenez
    As a child, Monica Jimenez would have fun pretending to be a teacher. In high school, her interests shifted from teaching to law. Soon after beginning law school she realized that path was not for her. She then found her true passion, Special Education.  Monica graduated from La Universidad de Azuay in Ecuador with a […]
    Posted on May 28, 2021

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