Resources for Agriculture in Connecticut

Resource Focus Training & Education Technical Resources Funding & Grants
American Farmland Trust
(860) 683-4230
Farmland preservation policy and education X X
Buy CT Grown
Experience Local Agriculture
(203) 773-3736 x 302
Connecting people with CT Grown goods and Connecticut agriculture X  
Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)
University of Connecticut
(860) 345-4511
Research on Connecticut's landscape and changes to it X X
Connecticut Ag in the Classroom
Agriculture education X X
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
(877) 855-2237
Production agriculture research and education X X
Connecticut Apple Marketing Board
Connecticut Association of Assessing Officers (CAAO)
Tax Assessors professional organization X X
Connecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions
(860) 896-4731
Municipal Conservation and Inland Wetland Commissions X X
Connecticut Beekeepers Association
Connecticut Chapter American Planning Association (CCAPA)
Land use planning, professional organization X X
Connecticut Christmas Tree Growers Association
Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM)
(203) 498-3000
Statewide association of towns and cities and the voice of local government X X
Connecticut Department of Agriculture
(860) 713-2569
Farmland preservation right-to-farm, grants and other resources X X X
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
(860) 424-3000
Environmental protection and land conservation X X X
Connecticut Environmental Review Team (ERT)
(860) 345-3977
Assist municipalities and land trusts with reviews of sites for conservation and agriculture X X X
Connecticut Farm Bureau Association
(860) 298-4400
Member association X X
Connecticut Farm Energy Program (CFEP)
(860) 345-3977
Information on energy programs while also providing grant writing assistance to CT farms and rural small businesses X X X
Connecticut Farm Fresh
Connecticut Farm Risk Management and Crop Insurance Program
(860) 875-3331
Connecticut Farm Service Agency U.S. Department of Agriculture
(860) 871-2944
Credit, loan, disaster, and a variety of farm commodity programs X X X
Connecticut Farmland Trust
(860) 247-0202
Farmland preservation X X X
Connecticut Greenhouse Growers Association
(203) 261-9067
Greenhouse grower trade association X X X
Connecticut Horse Council
Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association
(800) 562-0610
Connecticut Poultry Association
Connecticut Sheep Breeders Association, Inc.
Promote and encourage keeping sheep in Connecticut and support through education to sheep farmers X  
Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D)
(860) 373-7408
Natural resource based land conservation, economic development, and community sustainability X X
Connecticut Sea Grant
University of Connecticut and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
(860) 405-9128
Aquaculture, estuary protection and restoration X X
Connecticut Office of Policy and Statewide Management
(860) 418-6200
Statewide planning and intergovernmental coordination X X
Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council
Conservation Districts of Connecticut
(860) 418-6200
Natural resource conservation and education X X
Farmland Information Center (FIC)
American Farmland Trust and Natural Resources Conservation Service
(800) 370-4879
Clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship X X
Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut
Association of CT Maple Syrup Producers X    
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(860) 871-4011
Farmland preservation, natural resources protection, enhancement and restoration X X X
New CT Farmer Alliance
A statewide network of new and emerging farmers and growers from across CT X  
Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)
University of Connecticut
(860) 345-5225
Education for municipal officials on land use and natural resource protection X X
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA)
(203) 888-5146
State chapter of organic farming organization X X
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(802) 656-0471
Community grants and farmer resource X
Nutmeg Rabbit Breeders' Association
Connecticut Association of rabbit breeders X  
Regional Planning Agencies (RPA) and Regional Councils of Elected Officials
Regional land use planning X
Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(413) 253-4300
Rural housing, community infrastructure and economic development X X X
The Last Green Valley
(860) 774-3300 Toll free (866) 363-7226
Region specific natural resource conservation X X
The Trust for Public Land
(203) 777-7367
Land preservation X X X
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
(203) 777-7367
Federal agency on agriculture, conservation, food and rural development X X X
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
(617) 918-1111
Federal agency on environmental protection X X X
University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System
University of Connecticut and U.S. Department of Agriculture
(860) 486-9228
Outreach education on a wide range of topics, including agriculture and 4-H clubs X X
Working Lands Alliance
University of Connecticut
(860) 683-4230
Farmland preservation policy X X