The State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture, will accept agricultural crop permit proposals through October 31, 2016, from interested parties wishing to farm any of the  lands indicated in the document (link provided) of the Connecticut Department of Correction. Please click here for details and application: 2016 RFP Bid Package

Check out these great upcoming workshops! Sponsored by the UConn Extension new Advancing the Business of Farming in Connecticut Program -Hosted by Community Farm of Simsbury - 73 Wolcott Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070 

BF 221 Tractor Safety & Maintenance -Trainer: Shane LaBrake

October 17th & 18th, 2016 9am-5pm   Cost: $50, limited to first 15 participants

BF 220 Safety & Maintenance for Small Engines & Power Tools - Trainer: Shane LaBrake

October 19th, 2016 9am-3:30pm Cost: $25, Limited to 15 participants*

To register, please send an email to MacKenzie White,; or call at 860-875-3331. 

Anderson Farm, Portland (photo courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, 2016) 

Anderson Farm, Portland (photo courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, 2016) 

Do you and your family have a plan for the farmland you own?
Are you a farmer who is looking for land?

The Connecticut FarmLink program is a clearinghouse for the transition between generations of farmers with the goal of keeping farmland in production. There is a new generation of farmers who want to be tomorrow's stewards of the Land today, but they need land to work.

Use this site to find partners, transition and plan, and to help us keep agriculture vibrant for generations to come. Click HERE to learn how to most effectively use this website.

Farm owners or farm seekers can use the program to share information with other owners and seekers registered with FarmLink. 

If you are a beginning farmer looking for a chance to start your own operation or a family looking to find a new generation of landowners to protect your area's agricultural history, this program may match you with a current or future farmer, hopefully meeting both parties' needs. Both Farm Owners and Farm Seekers must register by completing an application, which includes a brief description of the farm or potential needs for farmland. A match can be made using this information and postings from "Farmland Seekers" and "Farmland for Sale" and  "Farmland for Lease" which will be updated regularly on this site. 

This is a phenomenal way to connect with potential tenants, lessees, and the next generation of farmers in the state of Connecticut. 

If you have any questions, or need further assistance, please email Kip at the Connecticut Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation:


Knowlton Farm, Ashford (Photo courtesy of the Connecticut DOAG)

Knowlton Farm, Ashford (Photo courtesy of the Connecticut DOAG)