Want to know how your town can become more ag friendly? Want to learn about the tools and resources available to provide a supportive community environment where agriculture can thrive?
Join American Farmland Trust, Working Lands Alliance, and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association for a webinar on June 10th, “Planning for Agriculture in CT: How to Create a Supportive Environment for Farmers and Farm Businesses”. Details below.
The program will be worth 1.5 CM credits for AICP planners.
When: Friday, June 10th from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
To download a copy of the flyer for the program, click here.
This session will provide planners, municipal staff, Planning and Zoning or Agriculture Commission members and others the tools and resources to plan for the future of agriculture and help create a supportive community atmosphere in which agriculture can thrive. The session will: 1) address the status of agriculture and challenges farmers face in CT; 2) discuss major issues facing agriculture related to land use and planning; 3) describe planners efforts to foster a thriving agricultural sector; 4) discuss state and federal programs to protect farmland and manage it sustainably; and 6) offer specific planner ‘take-aways’ from the webinar.
The program attendees will also receive copies of the newly-revised educational guide, ‘Planning for Agriculture: A Guide for Connecticut Municipalities’.
Kip Kolesinskas – Consulting Conservation Scientist, American Farmland Trust
Phil Chester – AICP Planner, Town of Lebanon
Steve Kleppin – Chair, New Milford Forest and Farmland Preservation Committee
Cameron Weimar – Director of Farmland Preservation, CT Department of Agriculture
Joan Nichols – Director of Community Relations and Member Outreach, CT Farm Bureau Association
For more information, email Lisa Bassani at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-535-9495.
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*This material is based upon work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under number 68-1106-15-20.