Farmhouse- 2BR, 1 BA available at the Southbury Farms Preserve (click for application & details)
Open House on Wed. Jan. 10th 1 - 3pm -Applications due by Fri. Jan. 19th

Request for Proposals (RFP) Agricultural Services –Southworth Preserve- Town of Mansfield

The Town of Mansfield seeks proposals from qualified agricultural producers for the licensing, for agricultural purposes, of a portion of town-owned land know as Southworth Preserve Field. Payment for the use of the land is responsible stewardship of the agricultural land. The area to be licensed includes a 6-acre (+/-) field accessed from the east side of Dodd Road.  The land has been in hay for several years and has fairly level topography.  An application and proposal (Link) must be submitted no later than January 31, 2018. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit proposals to:  Jennifer Kaufman, Environmental Planner at KaufmanJS@MansfieldCT.org.

Request for Proposals
The Town of Granby, Connecticut is seeking Proposals for the purchase/ lease of 125 acres of property for agricultural use. The property contains approximately 85 acres of tillable, prime farmland soils and is located at 107 East Street. Proposals will be accepted no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2018. Detailed information is available from the Town of Granby at: (click for link) or by calling: 860-844-5318.

WORKSHOP SERIES SCHEDULE FOR BEGINNING FARMERS (click for link)
 Winter 2018-Includes business planning, tractor repair, soil management, vegetable & fruit production, hydroponics, & more.

Farm Succession School.  One of a farmer's biggest challenges is planning for farm succession.  The next meetings are on January 10, 2018 and February 6, 2018 in Wethersfield.  This workshop enables farmers to develop a concrete plan for their farm business, their land, and their retirement. Program includes presentations, group discussions and individual exercises, with "assignments" between sessions.  For more information go to landforgood.org/events

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 kip.kolesinskas@gmail.com.  

 

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

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