Careers in Conservation and Soil Science: Melissa Hunt Interview with Melissa Hunt by Danielle Whitcomb On July 1, I was given the opportunity to interview Melissa Hunt of the CT RC&D team. Melissa is a nutrient management planner and soil conservationist in the state of Connecticut. She is also part of the Job Jumpstart Program,…

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Personal Reflection: Kyle CowPots Tour (Freund’s Farm) One of the most intriguing and educational moments from this internship for me was taking a virtual tour of the CowPots Farm. In short, CowPots are gardening pots that are made from waste materials from cows. The farm itself is extremely sustainable, as they have many practices in…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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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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…

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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 EcosystemsBishop’s OrchardsMassaro Community Farm http://bit.ly/ctrcd-youtube For more info, contact us…

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