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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.
Connecticut Compost Conference March 23, 2020 Central Connecticut State University CT RC&D and partners are working together to host Connecticut’s first Compost Conference. This informative day will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, panel discussion, networking, exhibitors, and a Q&A. This critical event will provide information and resources for farmers and municipalities to expand their leaf…READ MORE
CT Hemp Conference & Trade Show *SOLD OUT* February 26, 2020 Maneeley’s Conference Center – South Windsor, CT The Connecticut Hemp Conference and Trade Show is the first of its kind in the state of Connecticut. Hemp, an emerging industry, is both environmentally sustainable and durable. The goal of the conference is to bring together…READ MORE
Greater New Haven Agriculture Forum February 13, 2020 Jones Auditorium The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station 123 Huntington St. New Haven, CT Join us for an educational and networking opportunity as we discuss the results of the Greater New Haven Regional Collaborative project and seek to develop next steps toward supporting regional agriculture and aquaculture businesses.…READ MORE
REAP Grant Deadlines October 31, 2019 March 31, 2020 The USDA Rural Development REAP (Renewable Energy for America Program) deadline is fast approaching. For more information on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on your farm, Please contact Amanda at email@example.com or call 860.345.3977 Connecticut RC&D Office UConn Extension Center 1066 Saybrook Road, PO Box 70 Haddam,…READ MORE
2nd Edition Now Available Prior to 2012, Connecticut municipalities had little guidance on how to locally regulate and zone for livestock raised for either production agriculture or personal use. This updated publication is intended to provide guidance to municipalities drafting land-use regulations related to livestock. The guide was produced by CT RC&D in cooperation with…READ MORE
WHO IS CONNECTICUT RC&D?
Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development (CT RC&D) is a 501(c)(3) statewide charitable organization. We foster grassroots projects for sustainable growth and food security for Connecticut residents. CT RC&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 CT RC&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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