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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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Registration is open! STATEWIDE JULY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30 Join us for a free event as we support Connecticut farms all summer long! For 2020, CT RC&D is hosting a statewide Tour des Farms event for folks to enjoy at their own pace and schedule. The event will include eight regional routes, each featuring 5-10…READ MORE
Solving the Connecticut River’s Aquatic Invasives: CT ERT Webinar Series June 15 | 4-4:30p Part One: Rationale for Aquatic Invasives Management – Boating & Connecticut River Conservancy June 18 | 4-4:30p Part Two: Economics of the Lower Connecticut River – Natural Resource Protection of the Lower Connecticut River Valley June 22 | 4-4:30p Part Three:…READ MORE
2020 Partners to Programs Virtual Roundtable & Annual Meeting June 4, 2020 9 – 11AM GoToMeeting With the success of last year’s Partners to Possibilities Roundtable, CT RC&D is designing our 2020 Annual Meeting around a collaborative theme once again! This virtual event provides a venue to connect partners in the current climate, and hear…READ MORE
Postponed: Connecticut Compost Conference Fall 2020 Webinar 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 have been monitoring…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
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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