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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.
COVID-19 OPERATIONS UPDATE:
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, CT RC&D's physical office at UConn Extension is closed per orders from the Governor and closure guidance for the building from the University of Connecticut. Staff will work remotely and can be reached via email.
Postponed: Connecticut Compost Conference Fall 2020 Central Connecticut State University Update: March 10, 2020 On behalf of the CT Compost Conference Planning Committee, it is with disappointment that we inform you of our decision to postpone the CT Compost Conference, originally scheduled for March 23, 2020, until Fall 2020. Over the last few weeks, we…READ MORE
CT Hemp Conference & Trade Show February 26, 2020 Maneeley’s Conference Center – South Windsor, CT Over 270 attended Connecticut’s first annual Hemp Conference and Trade Show! On February 26, 2020, CT RC&D, along with planning partners USDA NRCS and UCONN Extension, brought together advocates, cultivators, and businesses interested in the emerging hemp industry. The…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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