CAHNR in the news

Students ReadingAgricultural and Resource Economics Professor Rigoberto Lopez was quoted on the disruption to meat processing causing shortages across the nation in the Stamford Advocate. Lopez says the concentration of the industry among very large companies can have a large impact on supply when facilities reduce capacity or shut down.

Emeritus Professor of Animal Science and retired Extension Specialist Michael Darre explained different egg defects, such as blood spots or double yolks, in the Huffington Post.

Kyle Rodriguez ’21, an undergraduate student in allied health sciences, was quoted in UConn Today on an assignment in his Advanced Expository Writing course. Students wrote on their experiences in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Master Gardener Brid Craddock explains the importance of pruning to keep plants healthy and promote growth in The Newtown Bee. The Master Gardener Program is an educational outreach program that is part of UConn Extension.

Fox 61 News aired a segment on UConn Extension‘s 4-H Program efforts to collect dairy donations to give to organizations that are feeding those in the state who are hungry. Litchfield County 4-H Educator Bill Davenport, who was inspired to coordinate donations once he learned producers were dumping excess product, is interviewed along with other volunteers.

The Day discussed the increase in Connecticut park and trail use among residents. The article cited data collected by the Connecticut Trail Census, an innovative statewide volunteer-based data collection and education program administered by UConn Extension with additional partners that encourages data informed decision-making and promotes active citizen participation in multi-use trail monitoring and advocacy.

CBS2 in New York aired a segment on recent allied health sciences graduate Katie Virgona. After her medical internship at NYU Winthrop Hospital was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she delivered snacks to front line workers at the hospital.

By Jason M. Sheldon

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