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  • What to do during a drought
    During a drought, it is important to conserve as much water as possible. Making small changes in our daily routines can go a long way. There are also other things we can do to help reduce the impact of a drought. Watch to learn more about what you should do.
    Posted on September 28, 2020
  • Power Up with Breakfast! Go-Grow-Glow! Power Up with Breakfast! Go-Grow-Glow!
    Written by UConn Dietetics Student Alyson Gaylord You have probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why? The term breakfast means “break- the- fast.” After 8-10 hours of fasting as you sleep, your body is looking for calories and energy. Scientists tell us that kids who eat breakfast tend […]
    Posted on September 25, 2020
  • American Lobster Research & Extension Initiative newsletter American Lobster Research & Extension Initiative newsletter
    The first issue of the Connecticut newsletter for the American Lobster Research and Extension Initiative, a project of seven Northeast Sea Grant programs including Connecticut Sea Grant, is now available. The newsletter is part of the regional Lobster Extension Program to complement and enhance the research component of NOAA Sea Grant’s American Lobster Initiative. Read […]
    Posted on September 25, 2020
  • Job Opening: Assistant Cooperative Extension Educator – UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab Job Opening: Assistant Cooperative Extension Educator – UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab
    Search #: 494755 Work type: Full-time Location: Storrs Campus Categories: Faculty Non Tenure Track The University of Connecticut, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) is seeking a full-time Assistant Extension Educator to fulfill the mission of the UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab. This is an 11-month, non-tenure track position renewed annually with the expectation of long-term employment. Collaboration […]
    Posted on September 23, 2020
  • What to Eat (and Drink) Before, During, and After Exercise What to Eat (and Drink) Before, During, and After Exercise
    Article by Mackenzie Lane, UConn Dietetics Student Do you ever stop to think about taking a bite of a granola bar before your morning jog? Or force yourself to skip a mid-hike snack so you can feast at the next meal? Or think post-workout meals will make you gain weight? No need to look any […]
    Posted on September 22, 2020
  • Part-Time Agriculture Program Coordinator In-Training Position Open Part-Time Agriculture Program Coordinator In-Training Position Open
    We are seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Agriculture Program Coordinator-in-Training to work on our Mashantucket Pequot Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP). The incumbent will work collaboratively with a team of Extension professionals, tribal members, and leaders to empower members of Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN) and communities through nutrition education and youth engagement. This […]
    Posted on September 21, 2020
  • Fairfield County 4-H Grows True Leaders: Youth Garden Club Serves the Community Fairfield County 4-H Grows True Leaders: Youth Garden Club Serves the Community
    Throughout the summer, 20 youth in the 4-H Community Garden Club have managed a one-acre garden in New Milford. They were led by leaders Anna Loor and her daughter Amira. Each youth worked eight hours every week at the garden and during 4-H time, learned the principles of seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting and garden pests. Critical thinking […]
    Posted on September 18, 2020
  • UConn 4-H Announces Winners of Calendar Photography Contest UConn 4-H Announces Winners of Calendar Photography Contest
    The winners of the 2020 UConn 4-H Calendar Photography Contest have been selected! Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the participants. We enjoyed viewing your favorite 4-H project pictures and are glad a wide range of 4-H activities will be represented in the calendar.  The 2020 UConn 4-H Calendar Photo Contest results […]
    Posted on September 18, 2020
  • Ornamentals and Turf Short Course Offered Online by UConn Extension Ornamentals and Turf Short Course Offered Online by UConn Extension
    This year has been unique for everyone. All of us have been impacted in one way or another. We at UConn Extension have been striving to put this course online for your convenience. While we understand that an online course is simply not the same as in person this is where we are in the […]
    Posted on September 17, 2020
  • UConn Extension Releases Evidence-Based Information Sheets on the Impacts of Trails UConn Extension Releases Evidence-Based Information Sheets on the Impacts of Trails
    UConn Extension and the National Park Service are pleased to announce the publication of the Impacts of Trails info-sheet series. As communities throughout the U.S. and the world cope with the devastating toll of COVID-19, the pandemic has brought a renewed focus on the importance of local trails.  These one-page color, downloadable resources provide evidence–based information […]
    Posted on September 15, 2020
  • Registration is now open for Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group’s VIRTUAL symposium Registration is now open for Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group’s VIRTUAL symposium
    The Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group’s 2020 Symposium will be held online on October 7th!  Registration is now open! WHAT: Virtual Event: Realistic Solutions to Managing Invasive Plants WHEN:  October 7, 2020;  8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. WHO:  Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG) WHERE:  Webcast on your computer NOTES:  CEUs for 11 organizations and Pesticide […]
    Posted on September 14, 2020
  • Hurricanes and COVID – 19 Hurricanes and COVID – 19
    Preparing for the 2020 hurricane season or severe storms during the COVID – 19 pandemic requires more planning than usual.  First, make a “go kit” – a bag you can grab and go should you need to evacuate!  Pack a kit for each household member and pet with a 2-week supply of emergency food, water, […]
    Posted on September 11, 2020
  • Wrapping Hay Bales with Zach Duda Wrapping Hay Bales with Zach Duda
    Zach Duda, a UConn Extension summer intern with Litchfield County 4-H shows us the hay bale wrapping process.
    Posted on September 11, 2020
  • Overnight Oats with Molly Basak-Smith Overnight Oats with Molly Basak-Smith
    Molly Basak-Smith, a registered dietitian with our UConn Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) walks us through the process of making overnight oats.
    Posted on September 7, 2020

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