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CAHNR in the news

The College was honored at the opening game of the UConn Women’s Basketball Team, which celebrated UConn’s history as an agricultural school. UConn Today featured a video about a collaboration between UConn Extension and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation through the USDA Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program. The partnership seeks to enhance agricultural production, food […]

Meet Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture student Felicia Millett

After seven years working as an arborist in Connecticut, Felicia Millett wanted to learn about plants of a smaller scale. Following a budding interest in nursery cultivation, she decided to leave her job and pursue a degree in plant science with a concentration in ornamental horticulture through the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. Over the […]

National Seaweed Hub is extension educator’s latest project to spur industry

Aquaculture, the farming of fish, shellfish and aquatic plants, is the fastest growing sector of food production, currently providing more than half of the seafood consumed globally. But with overall consumption of both wild-caught and farmed seafood more than doubling in the last 50 years, according to a 2018 report published by the Food and […]

CAHNR in the news

Patch reported that a new disease affecting dogs, Canine Circovirus, was pinpointed for the first time in the state by investigators at the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL). The CVMDL is part of the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science. The Hartford Business Journal mentioned UConn’s cannabis-growing course in an article on the growing […]