Agriculture, Animals, Food, and the Environment

Welcome to the Agriculture, Animals, Food, and the Environment community!

The Agriculture, Animals, Food, and the Environment Community will provide resources, information, and a virtual space for students and alumni interested in working within the agriculture, animals, food, and environmental industries.  As a follower of the Agriculture, Animals, Food, and the Environment community, you will get timely alerts on internships, co-ops, jobs, blogs, and events posted on the page.  

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Welcome to the Agriculture, Food, and the Environment career community!

Professions Might Include

  • Registered dietitians
  • Farm and land appraisers
  • Agricultural policy analysts
  • Food scientists
  • Conservationists
  • Veterinarians
  • Environmental consultants
  • Environmental health specialists
  • Climate change researchers

Commonly Found Skills in this Field Include (but are not limited to)

  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Complex problem-solving
  • Reading comprehension
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking in large and small groups


UConn Researcher Invents ‘Plant Factory’ for Urban Agriculture

GREENBOX can grow high-quality food in existing indoor urban spaces and meet the need for local, sustainable food.

By Anna Zarra Aldrich
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CAHNR Alumna Liz Underwood Treats Animals in Need of Special Care

With a lifelong desire to help animals, UConn alumna Liz Underwood now provides critical care at one of the largest private practices in the Southern United States.

By Anna Zarra Aldrich
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Globally Responsible Engineering: The New Wave of Global Responsibility and Safe Environmental Improvement

Interested in learning about the engineering profession while also gaining practical skill and experience? Read on to learn about the Engineers Without Borders Virtual Experience Programme!

By Kathryn Ferencsik
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Whatever It Takes: Yak Cheese and UConn Research, at 17,000 Feet

Somewhere near the top of the world, a UConn professor, undergrad, and alum help a ‘risky’ venture become a success.

By Jaclyn Severance
Jaclyn Severance University Public Relations Associate 2
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Am I fit to be a Scientific Illustrator?

Interested in working in a science-related field, but don’t want to do research? Explore the job of Scientific Illustrator and gain resources to get started!

By Dayna Hausspiegel
Dayna Hausspiegel Outreach Engagement Ambassador
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Husky Mentors

  • Greenwich, CT
  • Completed GWO – Basic Safety Training with Sea Survival (BSTSS) this week at ENSA. NAVSEA Warfare Centers (NSWC/NUWC)
  • Associate Professor, Animal Science University of Connecticut
  • BOLD Fellow Design Trust for Public Space
  • President & CEO Wright-Pierce

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