Agriculture in Connecticut is a diverse $3.5 billion industry. UConn Extension provides relevant and timely resources to address the complex issues of this industry for food producers, stakeholders and others who need information.
Agriculture & Food Systems Programs:
UConn Extension provides producers and consumers with creative, innovative, timely and objective scientific research and education to enhance the food production and safety practices in the state while satisfying food and fiber needs. Our programs focused on enhancing Connecitcut agriculture include: fruit and vegetable production, sustainable foods, new farms and farmers, Connecticut’s 10% Campaign, food safety, animal production, and the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.
Connecticut Sea Grant works toward achieving healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and consequent public benefits by supporting integrated locally and nationally relevant research, outreach and education programs in partnership with stakeholders. Seafood Safety and Shellfish Management are two of our aquaculture programs.
UConn Extension meets the demands of Connecticut’s diverse agricultural industry through several programs. The Farm Risk Management program provides information to improve financial management and reduce risk. The Food Marketing Policy Center conducts research on food and agricultural marketing and related policy question.
Lawn & Garden
The Home and Garden Education Center, our Master Gardener’s and the soil and plant labs at UConn all work together to provide Connecticut citizens and commercial growers with environmentally sustainable answers to horticultural-related queries. Programs are also offered in sustainable landscapes, turfgrass and landscape architecture.