Amy Harder

Amy Harder Appointed Associate Dean of UConn Extension

We are pleased to announce that following a national search, Amy Harder, Ph.D. will serve as the next associate dean of UConn Extension. Harder will be taking over this role from Michael O’Neill, Ph.D. who has served as both associate dean and associate director of UConn Extension since 2012. The full announcement is available at

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Agriculture & Food

UConn Extension hosts several programs to help build a sustainable food system that can supply fresh, healthy, local food to residents.

Enhancing Health

Whether you are looking for a weekend hike, an afternoon stroll, or a new place to bike, paddle, or ride, you can plan with confidence knowing that all Connecticut Trail Finder postings are reviewed and approved by the people who know them best.

Climate Resilience & Adaptation

Assisting communities by harnessing the power of trained undergraduate students.

Sustainable Landscape

Our Master Gardeners can answer your home horticulture questions and provide information on gardening topics. We also offer courses that are open to anyone, and you can apply to become a certified Master Gardener through our program.