Saving farmland requires fierce cooperation
Our strength comes from our alliance.
Who we are and how we work is synonymous. That’s because Working Lands Alliance is the big tent that convenes people who care passionately about Connecticut’s farmland and farmers.
We are legislators, farmers, conservationists, anti-hunger groups, planners, land trusts, and local food enthusiasts. We come together to do just one thing: protect Connecticut’s vital working lands.
The strength of our coalition stems from this alliance of individuals and organizations throughout Connecticut. Each year, our coalition works to engage the Governor, legislators and policy makers about the importance of farmland, and the need for proactive policies that support a thriving farm economy in Connecticut.
Because so many people have a voice we are able to set an ambitious agenda.
WLA’s policy, advocacy, and education work is driven by a dynamic and diverse Steering Committee that includes members of many key organizations that focus on agricultural and conservation issues in CT. This includes such organizations as:
- American Farmland Trust
- Connecticut Farm Bureau Association
- Connecticut Forest & Park Association
- Connecticut Farmland Trust
- UConn Extension
- Connecticut State Grange
- End Hunger CT!
- Farm Credit East
- CT NOFA
- CT Land Conservation Council
- Land for Good
- New Connecticut Farmer Alliance
- National Young Farmers Coalition
- Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust
Do you care deeply about our most precious natural resource? Join us.
With all of these voices around the table, we are able to set an ambitious agenda for the year, focusing our collective efforts on protecting Connecticut’s farmland for future generations.