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Special Announcement: Connecticut Farm Bureau Programs

Organic Certification Cost Share Grants

Connecticut certified organic growers and processors can be reimbursed for 50% (up to $500) for the costs of receiving and maintaining USDA organic certification. The program is administered on a first-come first served basis. Applications are accepted through October 3, 2022 at 4:00PM.  For more information open this link or contact alison.grabarz@ct.gov

Healthy Minds for Beginning Farmers

Webinar, October 4, 2022, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

This free program is designed for young adult beginning farmers. Many uncontrollable factors such as volatile markets, changes in trading trends, natural disasters, and unpredictable weather patterns have a big impact on farmers mental wellness, relationships and career success. Because the ag industry has one of the highest rates of suicide of any occupations, presenters will offer insights and guidance to help farmers address this difficult problem.  Open this link to view the program announcement.  Use this link to register.

Presenters: Lisa Ford, MA, LADC, LPC and Tara Haskins, DNP, RN

Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and AgriSafe Network

Protect your finances and your future

Join Connecticut Farm Bureau and Nationwide for an educational webinar where you’ll learn strategies and tips to help you manage your financial future with confidence.For more detailed questions about your personal financial needs, consider calling 855-863-9636 for a complimentary one-on-one consultation with a licensed Nationwide representative. 

Silvopasturing

Thursday, October 6th, 7:00PM - 8:30PM Livestream

This free program focuses on the integration of wildlife and vegetable cultivation along with the utilization of forests for cultivation. 

Presenters:

·    Kelley Babbin, Howling Flats Farm, North Canaan, CT

·    Baylee Rose Drown, Upper Pond Farm, Old Lyme, CT

·    Shamu Fenyvsi Sadeh, Adamah Farm, Falls Village, CT

·    Cynthia Rabinowitz, Executive Director, Soil/Wetland Scientist, Northwest Conservation District

The event will be live streamed on facebook. Sponsored by the Town of New Milford and Sullivan Farm in New Milford.  

For more information open this link.

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