CONNECTICUT HEMP WEBINAR SERIES 2021 (FREE) CONTACT EMAIL: OUTREACH@CTRCD.ORG Connecticuct Hemp Registration Part 1: Webinar Series for Growers (FREE)   January 20 | 11:45am-1:15pm • WATCH Recording Growing CBD Hemp: Regulations, Seed & Hybrid Selection (See agenda & video recording below)   February 17 | 11:45am-1:15pm • WATCH Recording Growing Hemp Indoors: Planting, Propagation, &…

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2020 Connecticut Compost Webinar Series CT RC&D and partners hosted a Connecticut Compost Webinar series. This critical series provides information and resources for farmers and municipalities to expand their leaf and/or manure composting operation to include food scraps. The focus of the webinars included the benefits to soil health, conservation, food waste management, and climate…

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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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Connecticut River Hydrilla Collaborative You may have traveled the Connecticut River by boat or kayak on a summer’s day and stepped out toward the boat launch or beach… Before you know it, your motor/paddle becomes snared in a sludge of green matted vegetation or thorny vined large leafed aquatic plants. These invaders cling to the propellors or bottom…

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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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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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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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CT Farm Energy Audit Program Connecticut Greenhouses can cut energy use and costs with the Connecticut Farm Energy Audit Program. CTRC&D’s Connecticut Farm Energy Audit Program is pleased to announce funding to cover 75% of the cost of energy audits for Connecticut greenhouse growers and agricultural producers. The program will evaluate cost-effective technologies to solve…

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2019 Award Nominations The award nomination deadline has passed. Awardees will be announced June 2019. Nominations Due May 17, 2019 In 2018, CTRC&D announced the Linda B. Krause Award for Excellence in Conservation Collaboration and Norma O’Leary Award for Excellence in Agriculture Innovation. The CTRC&D Excellence in Conservation Collaboration Award is given in honor of Linda B.…

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