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Meet new faculty member Anton Babkin

Anton Babkin joins the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources as an assistant research professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. One of his research goals is to change the mindset of what is considered agriculture. As the field of agriculture has evolved, many operations previously performed by the farm started being […]

Meet recent alumna Zoe Blanchard

Zoe Blanchard began her UConn career at the Avery Point campus before transferring to Storrs to complete her studies in the Department of Allied Health SciencesĀ in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. As a commuter student, she found many ways to become involved in the University community, including sailing and ballroom dancing. She […]

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 […]