Cornucopia Fest 2013
Sunday, September 29

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is having its 18th annual Cornucopia Fest on Sunday, September 29, 2013. This all day FREE college fair is entertaining as well as educational for the whole family. Dairy Bar Ice Cream will be sold and a chicken BBQ meal will be cooked outdoors right in front of your eyes! Come spend a fun and informative day at your College of Agriculture and Natural Resources! Located at the University of Connecticut, Route 195 and North Eagleville Road in Storrs.

Exhibits and demonstrations from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., alumni sale at 11:00, auction at 1:00.
Admission is FREE

All-day exhibits

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

W.B. Young Building quad (Where’s the Young Building?)

And, click here for a list of activities and events outside the quad or at specific times

Click back often: New exhibits added frequently!

Do the Cornucopia Challenge scavenger hunt for a prize and a chance to win  more prizes! Pick up your Challenge card at the Communications tent or at any exhibit where you see an orange number sign. Click here to find out how to do the Cornucopia Challenge.

Ornamental and Crop Plants

  • UConn Turf Club: Try to make the mini-putt! And, information about lawn grasses and lawn establishment.
  • Connecticut Master Gardeners: Learn about the emerald ash borer in Connecticut.
  • Sit on a Tractor, Talk to a Farmer
  • UConn Integrated Pest Management: Take the Invasive Plant Quiz!
  • Native Plants for Connecticut Landscapes
  • The Plant Doctor and Master Composter: Bring your sick plants to be diagnosed, insects for identification and a half-cup of garden or lawn soil for a free pH test and limestone recommendations. Master Composters will answer your compost questions. Check out the worm bin and get a free UConn compost “tea” bag!
  • Visit UConn Blooms and the Floriculture Greenhouse for corsage making and tours! (Floriculture Greenhouse (Where’s the Floriculture Greenhouse?)
  • UConn Student Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects: Discover landscape architecture at UConn. Models and 15-minute tours of the landscape architecture studios in the Young Building
  • UConn Horticulure Club: Sales of floral arrangements and other horticultural products

Agricultural and Companion Animals

Health and Nutrition

  • NEW!Community and Household Food Security: Take the 5 W’s of Food Insecurity Quiz
  • Cancer and Your Health: Cancer education survey, fact sheets, the opportunity to do a cancer family history and risk reduction information
  • NEW!UConn Allied Health Sciences Club: Communicable Diseases: How certain diseases can be transmitted
  • Don’t Judge a Burger By Its Color!
  • UConn Nutrition Club: Re-Think Your Drink! GMOs, BPA, sugar
  • Go and Whoa Bean Bag Toss Challenge
  • Connecticut 4-H FANS IM and 4-H STEM
  • There’s HOW Many Calories in My Drink?
  • NEW!Yogurt and Health
  • What Are Bioactive Food Components?
  • Institute of Food Technologists Student Association, UConn Chapter: Make butter!
  • NEW!Allied Health Sciences Dietetics Interns: The Mediterranean Diet
  • School of Pharmacy students: Information on Immunizations, safe drug disposal, the Million Hearts Campaign, File of Life, and prescription drug misuse.

The Environment, Land Use and Wildlife

Sustainable Living

Academic Programs

Communications Resource Center

  • Free Connecticut Family Day/UConn Family Weekend photos.
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources logo items, books, free and low-cost publications on agriculture, natural resources, nutrition and more.
  • Pick up your Cornucopia Challenge card.
  • Enter to win an Emotion Glide kayak and paddle!

What better way to spend a fall Sunday than supporting your local University and College of Agriculture.

-Carol Quish