Connecticut farmers

Grant Writing Workshop with CFBA Young Farmers

The Young Farmers Committee of the CT Farm Bureau is hosting a grant writing workshop!

The meeting will be Thursday, January 5, 2023, 5:30 pm, at the Tolland County Agricultural Center. During the workshop, the Young Farmers Committee will be collaborating with the CT Department of Agriculture, UConn Extension and local farmers who have gone through the grant writing process.
The workshop will be both virtual and in person (virtual only in the case of bad weather).
Contact Rachel Holden for the virtual meeting link or to reserve a spot in person:
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USDA FSA Farm Loan Program

Attention farmers:
Agricultural producers throughout CT often struggle with limited lending options for their farm operations. The USDA Farm Service Agency has programs available to support farmers who are unable to obtain commercial credit for a multitude of reasons. Loans are available for both real estate and operating purposes and can serve both long-standing family farms and those just
starting out.
If you are interested in hearing more about our loan programs or to see where your farm may fit in with the program’s mission, please reach out to our office in Norwich, CT. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you – Carolyn, Melanie & Skye

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Virtual Town Hall for CT Farmers on Monday, March 23rd

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Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Connecticut Farmers on COVID-19 

Monday, March 23, 2020

7:00 pm

ZOOM Video-conference/Teleconference

  • Up-to-date information on COVID-19 Emergency and its impact on Connecticut farms
  • Opportunity to ask questions.
  • Opportunity to raise concerns, address problems, share strategies and resources, and provide feedback.


  1. Newest guidance and resources for farmers.
  2. Up-to-date financial support and services available for agri-businesses
  3. Your questions.
  4. General concerns, issues, problems, problem solving strategies, feedback
  • Bryan Hurlburt, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Agriculture
  • Clark Chapin, State Director, USDA Farm Service Agency
  • Bonnie Burr, Assistant Director/Department Head, UConn Extension
  • Don Tuller, President, Connecticut Farm Bureau Association
  • Joan Nichols, Executive Director, Connecticut Farm Bureau Association

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 869 074 836

Phone:  +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)