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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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UPCOMING EVENTS

REAP Grant Deadlines

October 31, 2019

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 ajohnson@ctrcd.org or call 860.345.3977 Connecticut RC&D Office UConn Extension Center 1066 Saybrook Road, PO Box 70 Haddam,…

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Greater New Haven Farm Videos

October 10, 2019

  New Farm Videos Up! Greater New Haven Area Farmers: Check out our new educational videos to learn about available services, programs, and incentives to help you grow your farm and business. Hear from other farmers in your region about sustainable practices and solutions. Videos feature: Trifecta Ecosystems Bishop’s Orchards Massaro Community Farm http://bit.ly/ctrcd-youtube For…

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No-Till/Cover Crop Farm Field Day

October 2, 2019

No Till/Cover Crop Farm Field Day October 2, 2019 Sub Edge Farm – Farmington, CT Join us for a fall field day focused on no-till and cover crop methods, to include a presentation by Julie Fine of Johnny Selected Seeds as well as field demonstrations of no-till equipment, and a farm tour of Sub Edge…

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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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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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