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Today, we held our March WLA Steering Committee meeting and we were thrilled Governor Malloy and Department of Agriculture Commissioner Reviczky could join us. Our WLA Chair and new Project Director, Chelsea Gazillo presented the Governor, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Commissioner Reviczky and Senator Logan with a very special gift from our friends at Freund Farm! Freund's Farm Market & Bakery Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy Office of Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman Connecticut Department of Agriculture

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It is maple sugar season here in Connecticut and that means our friends The Farmer's Cow is hosting the Hebron Maple Fest this weekend. We hope to see you all there!

Mar 17 - Mar 18Hebron Maple FestivalHebron, CT
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We are closely following CT's solar siting debate. Are you interested in learning more about solar siting in CT? Check out this resource list American Farmland Trust (AFT) compiled for us this month.

Are you interested in working on healthy food access initiatives in Bridgeport? Apply for one of these three great positions! Sweet Acre Farm Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative Black Rock Farmers Market CT NOFA Food Solutions New England CitySeed End Hunger Connecticut!

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Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative

The Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative is seeking three part-time Staff members to join our team:
1. SNAP Match Program Coordinator
2. Director / Chair
3. ...Marketing Consultant

For more information about these positions and how to apply visit

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Looking for something to do next Saturday? Are you interested in cultivating an organic garden this growing season? Then check-out CT NOFA 's 36th Annual Winter Conference.

It's not too late to register for the 2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Council 's CT Land Conservation Conference on March 17th! We hope to see you there.…

Register for the 2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference! Find out more about the workshops offered and the presenters at the 2018 Conference page.

CT DoAg 2018 Farm Transition Grant info!

Farm Transition Grant Program Abstract: Programs, Service, and Grant Opportunities - Agency Grants and Loans Farm Transition Grant The Farm Transition Grant Program (FTG) (C.G.S. Sec. 22-26j) is a competitive matching grant program. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the economic viability�...

Federal funding is available to protect CT farmland!

Thomas L. Morgart, Connecticut State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has announced the agency is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP); those submitted by February 9, 2018, will be considered for FY2018 funding.

We were honored to have AFT VP John Larson join us at our annual luncheon last week!

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Don't miss WLA's Annual Luncheon next week at the State Capitol! Email to reserve your tickets!

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Our Annual Luncheon at the Capitol is coming up! Please reserve your tickets now by emailing

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UConn released an update on the economic impact of CT Agriculture this morning:

"The agricultural industry has a critical and significant impact on the economy of Connecticut in output, jobs, and quality of life: up to $4.0 billion in output, 21,696 jobs, and significant social and environmental benefits."

You can read the report here:...…/Economic-Impacts-FINAL-20…

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Happy Fall!!! As you go to your local farm to pick your own pumpkins or apples, stop to consider what it would be like without any farmland left! WLA exists to prevent that from happening in CT. If you would like to join us in our efforts, please use the Donate button on either our FB page or at the top of our homepage at Thank you for caring about one of our most important resources - our farmland!

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Congratulations to Brush Hill Farm!

STORRS, Conn. -- Looking for cows at Brush Hill Farm? Look no further than the pasture. Other than a few hours a day when the...

WLA's September Newsletter - Enjoy!