Author: Jason M. Sheldon

Meet graduate student Thomas Krumel

Thomas Krumel is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE). His current research examines the community impacts of immigrants employed in the meatpacking industry. He is also involved with UConn’s Leadership Learning Community, serving as an instructor to students in the program. Once he completes his degree, he’d like to […]

CIPWG symposium gathers experts, volunteers to tackle invasive plants

Invasive plants are a major threat to Connecticut’s environment and economy. They disrupt ecosystems and wildlife habitat as they overtake native plant species, leading to a loss of biodiversity, human health risks and negative economic impacts for landowners and land managers, communities and commercial industries. The biennial symposium of the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group […]

College SNAP-Ed projects help thousands eat healthier

According to the latest data from United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS), about 41.2 million people are food insecure. People living with food insecurity do not have regular or reliable access to food, leading to “reduced intake, disrupted eating patterns or a reduction in the quality, variety or desirability of diet.” The […]