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Agricultural Viability Grants
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Encourage growth and viability of CT agriculture
Contact: Ron Olsen
Phone: (860) 713-2550
Email: ron.olsen@ct.gov
Website:  http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=3260&q=398982
Type of Assistance: Grant Payment
Authority: CGS Sec. 22-26j
Description
Providing increased funding for municipal open space grants, farm viability & preservation, historic preservation, new and existing affordable housing programs and new infrastructure to support & promote agriculture in CT.
Environmental Assistance Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Help provide clean air and water to the community
Contact: J. Dippel
Phone: (860) 713-2511
Email: joseph.dippel@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=1368&q=270138
Type of Assistance: Grant Payment
Authority: CGS Sec. 22-6c
Description
Assist farmers with costs associated with agricultural waste management concerns/projects
Farm Link
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Keeping CT farmland in production
Contact: Marketing Division
Phone: (860) 713-2503
Email: 
Website: http://www.farmlink.uconn.edu
Type of Assistance: Grant Payment, information
Authority: 
Description
Farm owners and farm seekers can share information with other registered owners (sellers) and seekers (buyers). The goal is to keep farmland in production.
Farmers’ Markets and the Regional Market
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Provide an opportunity for farmers to sell their crops and for consumers to purchase fresh, high-quality produce and other farm specialty items
Contact: Rick Macsuga
Phone: (860) 713-2544
Email: richard.macsuga@ct.gov
Website:  http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=3260&q=398996
Type of Assistance: Grant payment, central market location
Authority: 
Description
There are 87 farmers’ markets spread throughout the state. The regional market in Hartford provides a central location for farmers and wholesalers to sell and distribute food and other agricultural products.
Farm-To-School Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Support local farms and offer fresher, more nutritious produce for school meals
Contact: Jane Slupecki
Phone: (860) 713-2503
Email: jane.slupecki@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=2225&q=299424
Type of Assistance: Grants, Contracts for goods
Authority: PA 05-228
Description
Statewide program designed to use Connecticut Grown fresh fruits and vegetables in local school cafeteria’s meals and snacks

 

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