UConn
Extension Services

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UConn Extension continues to be the premiere public engagement program at the University of Connecticut. Extension has eight offices aligned in strategic locations statewide as well as the Sea Grant office at the Avery Point campus and the administrative office on the Storrs campus, and the Tolland County Extension Office is located at the Tolland Agriculture Center at 24 Hyde Ave, in Vernon.  

Extension programs cover the full spectrum of topics related to CAHNR including food, health, and sustainability. Programs delivered by Extension reach individuals, communities, and businesses in each of the 169 municipalities across the state. Extension has approximately 100 faculty and staff in the Department of Extension with another 20 faculty and staff with partial Extension appointments in the academic departments of CAHNR.

Learn more about the Tolland County UConn Extension Center by clicking here

Friendly Faces from UConn Extension at TAC:

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Mackenzie White
Tolland County Extension Program Assistant
mackenzie.white@uconn.edu

Lin Marino
Extension Secretary/Office Manager
linda.marino@uconn.edu

Indu Upadhyaya
Food Safety Extension Educator
indu.upadhyaya@uconn.edu

Maryann Fusco-Rollins
4-H Team Leader & 4-H Program Coordinator -Tolland County Extension maryann.fusco@uconn.edu

Shuresh Ghimire
Extension Vegetable Educator
shuresh.ghimire@uconn.edu

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 Tolland County 4-H

When you join 4-H, you choose what interests you. Here are some examples of hands-on opportunities:

  • exploring the environment and nature

  • growing your own food

  • learning about science and technology

  • developing photography skills

  • caring for animals

You can be part of a club, be an individual member, attend 4-H Camp, go on a field trip or show off your new skills at a 4-H Fair. In the process, you meet new friends, solve problems and make a difference in your neighborhood or even in the world.

4-H is open to any youth who is at least 7 years and not 19 years of age on January 1st of the project year. 4-H Explorers is open to youth ages 5 and 6 on January 1st of the project year. There is no charge to become a member (but clubs may have dues to cover costs of materials) Interested youth should contact their local Extension Center where they will either be referred to an existing club leader, or guided through the steps to start a new club.