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CT RC&D cultivates a diverse, equitable and resilient Connecticut through partnership-driven solutions to enhance natural resource conservation, agriculture, and rural economies.

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WHAT WE DO

October 30, 2022

Homegrown By Heroes The CT Chapter of the Farmer Veterans Coalition, with funding support from USDA RBDG is a great program and positive impact for CT’s Veteran Farmers. The event on November 10th, 2022, which launched the HomeGrown by Heros Logo in Connecticut, with the Lieutenant Governor Bysiewicz, USDA Director Soares and CT DOAG Commissioner…

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Tour des Farms on Break

June 22, 2022

We’re pulling over for a rest this year. We will see you in 2023!

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Connecticut Compost Webinar Series

March 23, 2022

Special thanks to our sponsors!   Individual Donors https://www.patronicity.com/ConnecticutCompost Webinar Series Info & Recordings MARCH 23 | 3-6 PM | TRACK 1: COMPOST BASICS AND SCIENCE OF COMPOST Come learn about composting basics. Food and yard wastes can be turned into a nourishing and free soil amendment. Discover the drivers of the decomposition process, find…

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CT Farm Energy Webinar

September 1, 2021
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2021 Tour des Farms

July 29, 2021

2021 Tour des Farms Click here to learn more about this year’s event and to register!

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COVID-19 OPERATIONS UPDATE:
CT RC&D staff is currently working a combination of in-office and remote and can be reached by phone or email

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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Your generous contribution will "Cultivate Connecticut" with projects and programs which build a sustainable future.