Alumni

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today announced that in response to a rapidly expanding commercial hemp industry driven by interest in products with CBD oil, UConn opened a laboratory where the plant can be tested for a variety of compounds. Christopher Perkins, a CAHNR alumnus, is the laboratory’s director. He says the lab has received a number of referrals […]

CAHNR in the news

Tina Detelj of WTNH discussed new federal funding for Connecticut aquaculture with Anoushka Concepcion, an assistant extension educator and aquaculture specialist with Connecticut Sea Grant. UConn Today spoke with Douglas Casa, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and chief operating officer of the Korey Stringer Institute, about exertional heat stroke and athlete safety. Associate […]

Meet alumnus John Garaventa

John Garaventa is prone to volunteering enthusiastically for something without knowing all the details. Unique adventures that resulted from this behavior were going to the Soviet Union during the Cold War era and being published in National Geographic. Here is some of what he said about his journey from an animal science student to a […]

Meet new Extension faculty member Bill Davenport

After thirty-three years as an agri-science teacher at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, William Davenport has found his way back to his early grounding in 4-H. On July 5, he began work as assistant extension educator in charge of 4-H programing in Litchfield County. Davenport is a graduate of the College, having earned bachelor of […]

Meet alumna Brittany Florio

As a student at Glastonbury High School, Brittany Florio was part of the FFA program, where she fell in love with plant science. She was hesitant about attending college but flourished after enrolling in the Ratcliffe Hicks horticulture program. “I didn’t think I was college material, or that I was smart enough or good enough,” […]