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Solid Ground Program supports next generation of CT farmers

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Kim Colavito Markesich 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 […]

Zoe Blanchard

Meet recent alumna Zoe Blanchard

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Jason M. Sheldon 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 Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. As a commuter student, she found many ways to become […]

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Horticulture professor patents new plants

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Kim Colavito Markesich 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 […]

Caroline Selesky

Meet undergraduate student Caroline Selesky

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Maria Buzzelli Caroline Selesky is a senior animal science major from Alabama who learned about UConn by crossing paths with department head Professor Steven Zinn in an airport. She involves herself in UConn Recreation as a fitness instructor and works at the department’s animal barns as a […]

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Economist researches impact of COVID-19 on frontline workers

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Kim Colavito Markesich Nathan Fiala, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, conducts research toward the goal of reducing poverty and food insecurity, both in the United States and abroad. One of his latest projects, funded through the United States Department of Agriculture, assessed […]

Hannah Cook

Meet DPT student Hannah Cook

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Kim Colavito Markesich After earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science at Sacred Heart University, Hannah Cook entered the three-year Department of Kinesiology’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. She recently finished an internship at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, and will complete her […]

Yoojin Lee

Nutritional scientist studies blackcurrant health benefits and obesity-related disease prevention

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Jason M. Sheldon Yoojin Lee studied food science and engineering in South Korea. A growing interest in how nutrients affect the body led her to the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources where her research focused on the relationship between […]

Chelsey Yearwood

Meet alumna Chelsey Yearwood

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Kim Colavito Markesich As a Connecticut native, Chelsey Yearwood grew up loving UConn and wanted to focus on science, nutrition and wellness. A degree in allied health sciences fit her interests perfectly. Since graduating, she has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, first at Eli Lilly, then Capsule […]

Mike Dietz

Extension educator creates programs and initiatives to protect water resources

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Jason M. Sheldon As an educator in UConn Extension and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), Michael Dietz has been working for over a decade to strengthen Connecticut communities by studying ways to protect surface and groundwaters and by promoting […]

Chloe Edwards. Photo: Farmington River Watershed Association.

Meet undergraduate student Chloe Edwards

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Jason M. Sheldon Taking a course in wetland habitats turned Chloe Edwards into a double major, emboldening her to add natural resources to her animal science studies. What followed were transformational experiences as she explored her deepening interest in animals, immersing herself in conservation and wildlife management […]