UConn Today quoted Department of Animal Science Professor Emeritus Michael Darre on why he thinks heritage or heirloom varieties of turkeys are popular for Thanksgiving meals. The article also mentioned the Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, which is run by the Hermonot family including several CAHNR alumni, Katherine, Rick, Ashley and Jonathan.
The Daily Campus reported that Professor Mark Brand has 75 seedlings growing from seeds he collected from the “swing tree,” which is an ailing Dahurian birch formerly used to hold a swing near Mirror Lake. Brand said that he doesn’t want this type of birch to be lost from the UConn Campus Arboretum collection. Brand is on the faculty of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.
By Patsy Evans