Stories

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 […]

Horticulture professor patents new plants

Since 1988, Mark Brand, professor of horticulture in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, has been involved in plant breeding yielding over thirty-eight plant introductions and twenty patented plants for the University. Each new cultivar takes at least ten to fifteen years to bring to market, while the patents help fund research at […]