Dear CAHNR Alumni and Friends,
At the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR), the new year and the new semester have started off with excitement, promise, and some snow. This productive “wintry mix” has energized us as we continue to advance our three mission areas: research, teaching, and extension outreach. It has also added to the inherent beauty of the Storrs campus, both figuratively and literally.
Beyond the wonders of winter in New England, we’ve got a lot to look forward to over the next few months. From the first-ever UConn Cannabis Symposium to time-honored traditions like seeing our students graduate at Commencement, I’m so excited for what this semester and this year hold for our College.
As a national leader in cannabis research, education, and extension outreach, CAHNR has organized an event that explores many aspects of this growing field. As laws and perspectives on cannabis change, we are responding to the need for scientific research and real-world job training to support industry and our students. Learn more about CAHNR’s expertise in cannabis research and register for the symposium on March 16-17, 2023.
The fourth annual UConn Gives campaign is near, and we’re so excited to see how the CAHNR community will show their pride. In all previous campaigns, projects led by our College have excelled in this 36-hour event, and I hope we’ll keep the tradition going in 2023. CAHNR is all about making a difference for the people we serve, and UConn Gives is a great opportunity to support these efforts. Let’s go “All Paws In” on March 8-9, 2023.
I hope that the CAHNR community will go “all paws in” on March 29 as well, when the College holds our annual Awards & Honors event. This celebration provides a moment to recognize the many faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make CAHNR such a special place. Please RSVP for the event by March 14, 2023. [link to be added when ready]
On behalf of all of us at CAHNR and the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, thank you for your continued support of our mission and our students.
Indrajeet Chaubey, Dean and Director