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Extension Programs

Programs delivered by Extension reach individuals, communities, and businesses in each of Connecticut's 169 municipalities.

Extension programs address the full range of issues set forth in CAHNR's strategic initiatives:

  • Ensuring a vibrant and sustainable agricultural industry and food supply
  • Enhancing health and well-being locally, nationally, and globally
  • Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through anti-racist approaches
  • Advancing adaptation and resilience in a changing climate
  • Fostering sustainable landscapes across urban-rural interfaces

We are identifying and dismantling structural racism in CAHNR Extension programs, policies, and practices, and fostering environments that advance racial equity, inclusion, and belonging by advocating for antiracist policies, practices, and norms. 

View Programs by Strategic Initiative

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Agriculture & Food

Extension programs advance innovative and sustainable agricultural methods to help expand production of a safe and abundant local food supply. We work with farmers from urban and rural areas, on land and sea. 

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Enhancing Health

We use interdisciplinary approaches to enhance health and prevent disease in humans, animals, and the environment. 

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Climate Resilience
& Adaptation

We engage and educate citizens in climate adaptation. Extension programs promote resilient and well-adapted coastal Connecticut communities and economies. 

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Sustainable Landscapes

We are developing environmentally aware citizens that participate in sustainable, healthy lifestyles, and improving our landscapes statewide in collaboration with partners, stakeholders, and community members.