UConn Extension Ties Research to Real Life
Over 100 UConn Extension specialists work in communities across Connecticut as educators, problem solvers, catalysts, collaborators and stewards. To many Connecticut residents they are the face of UConn. Our eight regional Extension Centers, the Sea Grant program at Avery Point, the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm, the Home and Garden Education Center and the UConn Extension office in Storrs all collaborate to fulfill our land grant university’s third mission of outreach and public engagement.
UConn Extension’s off campus classrooms include: high-tech greenhouses, coastal estuaries, elementary school gardens, community centers for high risk teens and municipal town halls. We use an interdisciplinary approach and take knowledge directly to the public. UConn Extension enhances small businesses, the economic and physical well-being of families and offers opportunities to improve the decision-making capacity of community leaders.
The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources will provide for a global sustainable future through scientific discovery, innovation, and community engagement. Our accomplishments will result in safe, sustainable and secure plant and animal production systems, healthier individuals and communities, greater protection and conservation of our environment and natural resources, balanced growth of the economy, and resilient local and global communities.
The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) is committed to the land grant mission – serving Connecticut and the global economy through research, education, and public engagement. CAHNR has four core values:
- Learning: provide high-quality, broad-based, relevant educational opportunities that prepare diverse graduates to address the challenges of life today;
- Discovery: expand the frontiers of knowledge through research and innovation;
- Engagement: collaborate with diverse institutions, communities and people to improve the quality of life; and
- Global Citizenship: knowledge, tools, and technologies developed and implemented by CAHNR help citizens meet the challenges of living in a global community and create opportunities to prosper in the global economy.
Ensuring a sustainable global future through research, teaching and public engagement utilizing agricultural, health, and environmental sciences.