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From cloning to lawn care: Ag College offers mini-courses

- April 3, 2006

Would you like to create a tropical garden or a more beautiful lawn?

Maybe you’d like to try making sausage from scratch, learn about horse behavior, or master the art of milking a cow.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is offering a series of hands-on short courses to faculty, staff, and friends on these topics and more.

Taught by UConn faculty, they are part of the University’s 125th Anniversary celebration.

Courses generally last two hours and are held during evenings and weekends.

All courses are free, except for the class on making sausage.

The courses are:

April 11 – Gastronomy 101: Upton Sinclair, Emeril and Polish Kielbasa. 5-9 p.m., Meat Lab, Ratcliffe Hicks. Cost: $35 (cost of raw materials; students will leave with finished product). Registration deadline: April 4.

April 20 – Introduction to Immunohistochemistry. 6-9 p.m., Room A01, Atwater Lab. Registration deadline: April 15.

April 22 – Basics of Home Rearing of Poultry and a Farm Tour. 10-11:30 a.m., York Conf. Room, W.B. Young Building. (tours to follow) Registration deadline: April 17.

April 27 – GPS 100 – The Global Positioning System. 5-6:30 p.m., Room 100, W.B. Young Building. Registration deadline: April 21.

May 7 – Truths and Myths about Cloning and Stem Cells. 2-3:30 p.m., Room 207/208, W.B. Young Building. Registration deadline: May 1.

May 8 – Home Lawn Care 101. 5-7 p.m., Room 233, W.B. Young Building. Registration deadline: April 21.

May 16 – Landscaping with Tropicals. 5-7 p.m., Room 233, W. B. Young Building. Registration deadline: April 30.

May 24 – What was Mr. Ed Really Saying? Insights into Horse Behavior. Noon-1 p.m., Lorentzon Stables. Registration deadline: May 23.

Oct. 8 – Master the Art and Science of Milking a Cow (earn an ice cream sundae from the dairy bar). 1-3 p.m., Kellogg Dairy Center. Registration deadline: Oct. 1.

To register or for more information, contact Nancy Weiss at 860-486-1956 or via e-mail at nancy.weiss@uconn.edu.  

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