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Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development enhances our agriculture, natural resources, and economy by cultivating partnership-driven solutions for a diverse and resilient Connecticut.

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ONGOING EVENTS

2019 Tour des Farms

September 21, 2019

SAVE THE DATE Connecticut Tour des Farms Saturday, September 21, 2019 Join us on Saturday, September 21st as we tour local farms at the 2019 Tour des Farms bicycle ride. This year we’re offering two routes through Connecticut’s beautiful Quiet Corner. Both rides begin at Fairvue Farms, located at 199 CT-171 in Woodstock, Connecticut. Registration…

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Silvopasture & Agroforestry 101 Healthy Soils Workshop

August 14, 2019

Silvopasture & Agroforestry 101 Healthy Soils Workshop August 14, 2019 Hidden Blossom Farm – Union, CT Join us for our latest Soil Health workshop at Hidden Blossom Farm in Union, CT as part of Connecticut RC&D’s Healthy Soils Initiative. In collaboration with partners, this workshop will focus on the basics of silvopasture and agroforestry. The…

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2019 Rural Lands Rural Towns Conference

June 13, 2019

Rural Lands Rural Towns Conference + Annual Meeting June 13, 2019 Heartstone Farm and Winery   Join us at Heartstone Farm and Winery on June 13th from 1pm – 4pm for the 2019 Rural Lands Rural Town Conference as we continue to cultivate partnership-driven solutions for a diverse and resilient Connecticut by enhancing our agriculture,…

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Non-traditional Crops Workshop

March 28, 2019

Non-traditional Crops Workshop March 28, 2019 Lyman Memorial High School – Lebanon, CT Join us for a workshop focusing on growing non-traditional crops, such as cultivated and wild fungi, hemp, and grain products. Speakers will include Ken Metz – Owner of Chatfield Hollow Farm, Jeff Wentzel – Founder of CT Hemp Industry Association, Dylan Williams…

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Southern CT Farm Energy Workshop

March 11, 2019

Southern CT Farm Energy Workshop March 11, 2019 Bishop’s Orchards – Guilford, CT Join us for a FREE farm energy workshop as we focus on energy efficiency programs, geothermal, and solar, along with available incentives for farms and rural small businesses in the region. Speakers will include staff from Energize CT, Litchfield Geothermal, CT Farm…

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WHO IS CONNECTICUT RC&D?

Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development (CTRC&D) is a 501(c)(3) statewide charitable organization. We foster grassroots projects for sustainable growth and food security for Connecticut residents. CTRC&D programs and projects make a significant impact to Connecticut communities, farmers, government, and conservation partners.

Agriculture and conservation are important and vital for Connecticut’s economic growth. Agriculture’s impact on the state’s economy equates to between $3.3 and $4 billion annually. Conservation is imperative to Connecticut’s economy and new business development. It supports critical infrastructure and resources as well as tourism and livable communities for residents and businesses. Connecticut’s tourism industry contributes $14 billion to Connecticut's economy which is important for business growth in Connecticut’s 169 towns.

Through this website, you can explore all the programs and possibilities available through CTRC&D, including technical assistance, council membership, and innovation opportunities. We welcome open minds exploring ideas and opportunities to promote agriculture, conservation and sustainable rural economic renewal.

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Community

CTRC&D programs promote livable, sustainable communities through partnerships...

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Environment

CTRC&D seeks to promote sustainable growth toward a resilient Connecticut landscape and lifestyle...

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Agriculture

CTRC&D has been a leader in agriculture programs for decades, providing technical assistance...

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Growth

CTRC&D fosters the workable economic growth that creates new jobs and business opportunities...

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