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Highlights of Extension

We have organized this report to reflect our commitments to food, health and environmental sustainability; testimonials from our partners are included to show the shared commitment to addressing key challenges. We hope that you find the information contained within these pages interesting and invite you to join us in our continued collaborative journey.

Volunteer With Us

There were 7,458 active Extension volunteers in 2017, who donated 149,299 hours across all of our programs. We have volunteer opportunities in the following programs: 4-H, Master Gardeners, Connecticut Trail Census, People Empowering People, Extension Councils, and living shorelines. Share your talents with UConn Extension.

Find an Event

What's happening this summer? Extension educators have a variety of programs:
- Turfgrass Field Day and workshops
- 4-H Fairs
- Food Safety Training
- Bug Week
- Geospatial Training
Visit our calendar for the full list.

Vegetable Educator Joins Extension

Dr. Shuresh Ghimire joined us on July 6th as our Extension Vegetable Educator. Dr. Ghimire has a Ph.D. in Horticulture and is based in the Extension office at the Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon. He was working at Washington State University studying crop yields and quality with biodegradable plastic mulch for pumpkin and sweet corn production before he joined UConn. Shuresh shared his goals for his Extension program with us.

UConn Extension: We are on a collaborative journey.
How. We co-create knowledge with farmers, families, communities, and businesses. We educate. We convene groups to help solve problems.
What. Food, Health, and Sustainability.
Join us.

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