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
and EVERYONE is
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
W.B. Young Building quad (Where’s the Young Building?)
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
- UConn Pre-Vet Club: Calling All Future Animal Doctors! And, trivia board, coloring pages.
- Visit the foals and calves
- Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory: How We Diagnose Animal Diseases
- Take the Animal Science Quiz! 3-tiered quiz has difficulty levels for every age.
- UConn Equine Club: Paint a UConn horseshoe and play the Equine Trivia Game! Also, pre-decorated horseshoes, dog treats and horse treats for sale.
- Elements of Sustainable Animal Agriculture: Soil, air and water pollution and how they affect agriculture
- UConn Poultry Science Club: Don’t Chicken Out! Hold that Hen!
- Connecticut Poultry Association: The Connecticut poultry industry
- Learn about pet adoption from Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary
- Learn about riding helmet safety, play Brain Bucket Bingo and HEAP Hop! Ask all your horse-related questions.
- UConn Dairy Club: Sand art and t-shirt sales
- UConn Block and Bridle Club
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
- NEW!UConn Student Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society: Learn about Connecticut soil types and create your own art using clear acrylic, water color paper, stencils and various Connecticut soils
- Getting to Know Connecticut’s Black Bears
- UConn Timber Team Demonstration: Learn to be a lumberjack. Watch axe throwing and shopping, try the cross-cut saw
- UConn Forestry and Wildlife Club: Maple syrup and apple cider production
- Riverside Reptiles: Year of the Snake! (from 11:00 to noon and 1:30 to 2:30) Learn about these fascinating but often misunderstood reptiles. How do they locate prey? How do they eat? How big do they grow? Meet numerous species of snakes. Learn about our native species and what we can do to conserve their habitat and ensure their survival.
- UConn Student Chapter, Wildlife Society: Play Matching Tracks!
- NEW!Natural Resources Conservation Academy: Mapmaking 101: Creating interactive web maps
- NEW!Connecticut Families and Finance: Make a pledge to save with America Saves
- NEW!Build a wind turbine!
- UConn Sustainable Living Program
- NEW!What Are You Looking At?: How businesses know what you want. Demonstration of eye tracking technology and its uses and applications in marketing an economics.
- Operation Mililtary Kids: Write a note of support for a Connecticut military child
- NEW!CLiCK Willimantic: Commercially Licensed Cooperative Kitchen, Inc.
- NEW!UConn Chapter, Sigma Alpha: When Life Gives You Lemons …
- Connecticut Farm Risk Management: What it means for you
- Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE): Agricultural resource materials and grant opportunities for producers, communities, faculty and graduate students
- Undergraduate programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture.
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.