Connecticut Farmer Program
Connecticut needs more
farmers and a lot of people would like to
bring these two resources together CT NOFA is launching
its New Connecticut Farmer program, supported in part by
a USDA Beginning Farmer grant in collaboration with NOFA
NY and other NOFA chapters. (according to the USDA, a
beginning farmer has been farming for fewer than ten
contracted with Shannon Raider (a partner in Four
Fields Farm) to coordinate this program.
designed this survey for beginning farmers. Please
take a moment to fill out and pass on a survey to share
your farming experiences with us.
results will help us program our Getting Started in
Organic Farming Conference on January 29, 2011 in New
Haven, and the beginning farmer track at the Annual
Conference on March 5th in Manchester. We have
scholarship funding to help beginning farmers pay for
registration to those conferences.
February new, young, and emerging farmers are getting
together for the first ever New CT Farmer Summit and
Farmer Mixer! This organizing summit serves to unite
farmers who are in their first to 9th season
and are looking to network, resource share and
commiserate in support of our efforts to farm and KEEP
farming in CT. As the next generation of Connecticut
farmers, we are digging into what Connecticut has to
offer. This will be an opportunity to share our
successes and challenges together.
all new and beginning farmers to participate, whether
they are organic or not.
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project was supported by the Beginning Farmer and
Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of
Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant #