College organizes group to promote GMO science

According to a recent Pew Research survey, the largest difference in science-related views between the American public and scientists concerns the safety of food produced from, or that used, genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While scientists say GMOs are safe, the public is skeptical, expressing concerns about the impacts their use may have on human and […]

Meet new faculty member Sandro Steinbach

Sandro Steinbach is a newly hired Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE). Sandro has diverse interests in agricultural, health and environmental economics, including a new scholarly article published last month in Economic Letters. This article examines the impact of the 2016 Indian banknote demonetization on the rural poor. Here is […]

Lindsay DiStefano appointed head, Department of Kinesiology

Associate Professor Lindsay DiStefano has recently been appointed head of the Department of Kinesiology. DiStefano has served as interim associate department head since 2017. “I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to help our department pursue the goals to expand our student enrollment and promote the outstanding research initiatives currently going on in the department.” As […]

Awards and achievements for CAHNR

The Eastern Region of the International Plant Propagators’ Society (IPPS) recently elected Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Professor Mark Brand as an IPPS Fellow. The Fellow Award is an honor the region bestows on its chosen members for exceptional service to the Society and to the advancement of the field of propagation and […]

Meet new faculty members Shuresh Ghimire and Dong-Hun Lee

This past July, Shuresh Ghimire joined the College vegetable extension educator at the Tolland County Extension Center. “The faculty and staff at the Tolland Office have been welcoming and willing to help,” he says. “I’m looking forward to working with farmers. One of my first goals is to conduct a need assessment. My focus will […]