Extension

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today reported on the research of Assistant Professor Jessica Brandt of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment on how selenium moves through the ecosystem in the Western U.S., which was recently published in Environmental Science & Technology. Selenium is a micronutrient acquired through diet, but excess exposure, and the timing of the […]

Solid Ground Program supports next generation of CT farmers

In 2016, UConn Extension launched the Solid Ground Farmer Trainings, a program to assist beginning farmers. The collaborative project is now in its second three-year funding cycle supported through the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Solid Ground Farmer Trainings are designed to offer education, mentoring and technical assistance to new farmers in their […]

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today celebrated National Inventors Day on February 11 by reflecting on the University’s history of innovation. Professor Mark Brand of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture was mentioned for receiving patents for his novel black chokeberry cultivars. Kinesiology Professor Douglas Casa was a guest on the All Things AT: Behind the Tape […]

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today announced Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) will lead a three-year, multi-state initiative to create an economic and business framework to spur the fledgling domestic kelp industry into the mainstream. The initiative is being led by Agricultural and Resource Economics Emeritus Professor Robert Pomeroy, who also serves as an extension specialist and marine resource economist […]