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MAKE AGRICULTURE WORK FOR YOUR TOWN

This guide outlines a broad range of tools available to help local governments plan for the future of agriculture in Connecticut.

The guide is a joint project of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and American Farmland Trust with funding provided by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the Hartford Foundation.

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WHY AGRICULTURE IN CONNECTICUT TOWNS?

Farms are thriving and growing across the state in new and exciting ways. Many farmers have capitalized on changing consumer trends and offer a bounty of healthy, fresh food to local consumers. Farms are an integral part of many communities, and residents are increasingly interested in learning about the source of their food and now visit neighboring farms regularly.

Municipalities, recognizing these trends, and seeing the importance of agriculture to municipal economic growth, are doing more to protect and promote these important assets.