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*New Publication* Agricultural Anaerobic Digestion Roadmap for Connecticut
Digester Roadmap available for download here as a pdf
Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG) 2016 Symposium "Invasive Plants in Our Changing World: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future"
October 11, 2016; 8:00-4:30 pm at Student Union, University of Connecticut, Storr.
Registration is $60 ($25 for students with I.D.) -- pre-register on-line or use mail in form
Agricultural Conservation Easement Workshops
What are they? How are they different from conservation easements? What are their critical components? How can they be used most effectively? Connecticut Farmland Trust will be presenting a series of three workshops to introduce the model agricultural easement developed by American Farmland Trust, Connecticut Land Conservation Council, and Connecticut Farmland Trust.
Workshop for Municipal Planners:
Workshops for Attorneys (basic and/or advanced topics):
Workshop for Land Trusts:
Agricultural easements can vary significantly from open space easements, and easement terms can have a significant impact on farmers’ ability to work protected land. In order to help ensure that easements protect the natural resources of farms while also ensuring long-term agricultural viability of the farm operation, we hope to make a deeper impact on those involved in agricultural preservation projects.
Join us to learn how you can help to craft and implement effective agricultural easements. Topics covered will include the difference between a conservation easement and an agricultural easement; critical components of agricultural easements; how agricultural easements can assist towns in achieving goals in their plans of conservation and development.
More info and registration can be found at: http://ctfarmland.org/site/?p=3462
If you would like to attend the Soils Health Workshop: Organic Alternatives please complete the Registration Form (pdf) or call 860-345-3977 or email email@example.com. Accepted forms of payment include checks by mail or pre-register and pay cash at the door. There is limited seating available for this event so register early! Please make checks out to CT RC&D in the amount of $25.00 and mail them to CT RC&D, 1066 Saybrook Road, PO Box 70, Haddam, CT 06438.
Power Point Presentations from the March 2016 "Planning for Healthy Soils" Event:
Speaker Raymond Covino, Power Point Presentation (pdf)
Speaker Paul Salon, Power Point Presentation (pdf) *Coming Soon*
Speaker James Hyde, Power Point Presentation (pdf)
Speaker JBI Helicopters, Power Point Presentation (pdf)
Are you an agricultural producer looking to increase your profit margin?
New funds are available for voluntary improvements to your fields that can save you time, effort, and money. Implementing new practices can save you money, build healthier soils and improve water quality. Reduce erosion and runoff, pest and weed problems, reduce fertilizer use and fuel consumption with fewer tractor passes as well as mitigate drought with soils that hold more moisture.
Technical assistance is available to help you assess the quality of your soil, calculate the economic benefits of different options, complete the paperwork, and implement new practices in your fields. These new funds and technical assistance are being provided by a regional conservation partnership of nonprofit organizations and government agencies working together throughout the Thames River watershed in eastern Connecticut.
Contact one of the project partners to learn more:
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, AGvocate Program CT Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D) 860-345-3977 or email CTRCDAmanda@aol.com
Dan Mullins, Eastern CT Conservation District (ECCD) 860- 887-4163 X 402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lois Bruinooge, The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) 860-774-3300 or email email@example.com
This project is funded in part by a Regional Conservation Partnership Program grant #68-1106-15-04 from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Juno SB GPS Units with ArcPad 10 are available for use from the Eastern CT Resource Conservation and Development Area. The GPS Units are available for use, free of charge, by the municipal, regional, and non-profit community of the Eastern CT RC&D Area. The 3 Trimble Juno SB GPS units are equipped with ESRI ArcPad 10 software. The units were purchased to support trail documentation and data contribution to the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) CT State Trail Geodatabase. GPS Usage Policy & Sign Out Sheet (pdf)
This website was last updated on October 6, 2016
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