CT FARMING NEWS
Saving the State's Barns
STATEWIDE - Preservationists try to preserve a disappearing part
of the state's agricultural heritage.
on the Farm
STURBRIDGE - Agri-tourism is the buzzword for a growing number
of state farmers, according to speakers at the recent Harvest
New England marketing conference.
STURBRIDGE - At the recent Harvest New England marketing
conference, CT Agriculture Commissioner F. Philip Prelli
described how the state is supporting local growers and
Farm Map Goes
STATEWIDE - The Connecticut Dept. of Agriculture has introduced
an interactive website guide to more than 200 destination farms
in the state.
State Funds for CT
HARTFORD - In the last two years, the state has granted more
than $1.5 million to farmers, non-profit organizations and
municipalities to help support economic viability.
LITCHFIELD - State farmers start a process to bring a mobile
slaughterhouse to Connecticut.
Matchmaking for Farmers
STATEWIDE - Farmers and would-be farmers looking for working land have a new resource
compliments of the state Dept. of Agriculture.
Connecticut FarmLink lists both property owners with farmland
for sale or rent and people who are searching for land to farm.
Farm Preservation Gains
Popularity with Towns
- Land trusts and municipalities are turning to acquiring
development rights as a way to save what is left of the
ever-dwindling number of farms in Connecticut.
SHELTON - The
state's remaining dairy farms are struggling to survive despite
daunting odds. Farmer Terry Jones knows why it's important to
help state dairies persevere.