We focus on the interaction of plants, soils and the use of land for the mutual benefit of people and sustainable environments. Our students acquire knowledge leading to successful careers through hands-on learning and internships.

Current Events

CAHNR Commencement, May 9, 2015

Undergraduate students who graduated in December 2014 or who will be graduating in May or August 2015 from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture and the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources will be recognized for completion of their degree requirements on Saturday, May 9th, beginning at 6:00 pm in Gampel Pavilion. 

Candidates for the ceremony will report to the Field House by 5:00 pm; Gampel will open its doors to family and friends at 5:00 pm as well. Graduates will be limited to 10 guest tickets each for the Commencement Ceremony.

Prior to the ceremony, we will hold a reception in the Wilbur Cross North and South Reading Rooms from 3:00-5:00 pm. Students and their families are invited to participate in this festive event and to meet with faculty and staff members. We ask that you RSVP if you plan to attend the reception so that we can plan accordingly. Please follow this link for more information.


Congratulations to PLSA Faculty John Inguagiato and Cristian Schulthess!

Assistant Professor John Inguagiato received the CAHNR Excellence in Outreach Award

Associate Professor Cristian Schulthess received the CAHNRAA Excellence in Teaching Award

PSLA Landscape Architecture students place 2nd and 3rd in design competition for Hartford's Keney Park

2nd place: Grant Losapio, Ashley Bancel, Megan Duva, and Yilan Jian

3rd place: Samantha Stewart, Shane Holman, Xuru Yuan and Guang Zhou

PSLA LA students Shane Holman (second from left) and Yilan Jian (third from right) 

Hands-on Learning: PSLA Plant Propagation course

Students in this spring's HORT 3640 class with Dr. Mark Brand shared some of their plants propagated this semester!


Three students had perfect attendance in Plant Propagation lectures. Left to right are Tyler Holmquist, Dawn Smith, and Brian Bostram.

Congratulations Gabriel DeRosa!

PSLA Horticulture major, Gabriel DeRosa, was awarded a spring 2015 UConn IDEA Grant. Gabriel will work with two other CAHNR students, Daniel Foth and Carl Underwood, on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture through a Greenhouse Utilizing Aquaponic Technology. The team will create an organic, energy efficient aquaponic crop production system at Spring Valley Student Farm to address the increasing demand for locally-grown, nutrient-rich produce.

CAHNR in the News: Jessica Lubell

The Hartford Courant quoted Assistant Professor Jessica Lubell in the April 9, 2015 issue. Dr. Lubell advised gardeners to do research on native plants before visiting a garden center.

Congratulations Cody Seaman!

PSLA undergraduate Cody Seaman was accepted for the 2015 Jacobsen's Future Turf Managers' Seminar. This all-expense paid week-long trip and educational seminar is sponsored by Jacobsen for a graduating senior. Cody will be the sixth UConn turf student to receive this honor. 

Naturally@UConn: Meet PSLA undergraduate student Kamil Jablonowski

Kamil Jablonowski