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Grow Your Future With Us


The Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture emphasizes “hands-on learning” and is a gem hidden among the larger schools at the University of Connecticut. The School was established in 1941 with trust money from the Ratcliffe Hicks estate. Mr. Hicks (1843-1906) left instructions in his will to start an agricultural school to encourage and support farming in New England. The School offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a wide variety of disciplines within the plant and animal science majors.



Food Waste Series

Did you know 40% of the food produced in the United States goes to waste? Come learn more about the issue of food waste from multiple perspectives at our academic seminars this fall. On September 21, enjoy a delicious and free lunch made entirely of food that would have otherwise been wasted. Learn more about the lunch and seminar schedule on our College Ambassador blog.



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Phone: (860) 486-2919

Fax: (860) 486-4643

Location: W.B. Young, Room 206

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