|Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc.|
"Fostering Partnerships, Programs and Possibilities in Conservation, Agriculture, and Resilient Growth in CT Towns and Cities"
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CT RC&D Board Meeting: August 15, 2017 Location and Time TBA. CT RC&D Meetings Information
Soil Health Workshop - "Growing More with Less" July 21, 2017 9am -3pm Registration beginning at 8:30am. This workshop is being hosted by: Valleyside Farm, 210 Child Hill Road, Woodstock, CT 06281. Registration Form (pdf) Meeting Agenda (pdf)
Thank You to all who attended our Annual Meeting on June 15th. To see pictures from the meeting, forum and lavender farm tour click here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CTRCD/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1386269278147142
May AGvocate Newsletter: Happy Spring! Catch up with our monthly newsletter here:http://mailchi.mp/56d81d1da9de/o12yapfir9
(Meadow Ridge Farm, Litchfield, CT)
*New Publication* Agricultural Anaerobic Digestion Roadmap for Connecticut
Digester Roadmap available for download here as a pdf
Power Point Presentations from the November 2016 Soil Health "Organic Alternatives" Event @ Massaro Community Farm:
Planning for Soil Health, Power Point Presentation (pdf)
Dr. Kimberly Stoner, CT AG Experiment Station, Power Point Presentation (pdf)
Steve Munno, Massaro Community Farm, Power Point Presentation (pdf)
Skip Paul, Wishing Stone Farm/Rebecca Brown, URI, Power Point Presentation (pdf)
Camille Abdel-Nabi, Little River Farm, RI, Power Point Presentation (pdf)
Adam Squire, Unbound Glory Homestead, Power Point Presentation (pdf)
USDA NRCS Cover Crop Seeding Guide, Fact Sheet (pdf)
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 June 22, 2017
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