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Connecticut State Office

State Executive Director

Emily J. Cole, PhD

Emily J. Cole, PhD

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State Office Address

344 Merrow Road
Suite B
Tolland, CT 06084-3917
(860) 871-4090
(855) 934-2463

Welcome to the Farm Service Agency

The Connecticut division of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers farmers a variety of assistance through farm programs, farm loans and ad hoc disaster programs. Our employees work with farmers daily to identify assistance we can provide for their specific operations. We've been serving farmers since 1935 and we're always looking for opportunities to strengthen Connecticut's agricultural community.

To learn about what we can do for you, contact your local county office. Contact information can be found through the USDA service center locator.


Updates and Information

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FSA Connecticut State Office Operations

The FSA State Committee in Connecticut meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 am. Meetings are typically held at the state office on Merrow Road in Tolland. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please confirm with the state office at 860-871-4090.

State Committee Members
Chair: Vacant
Member: Susan G. Pronovost
Other Members Vacant

State Office Staff
State Executive Director: Emily J. Cole, PhD
Administrative Officer: Jule Dybdahl
District Director: Nathan Wilson
Program Specialist: Sarah Fournier
Program Specialist: Rebecca Palmer
Administrative Specialist: Claire Vaterlaus-Staby
Farm Loan Chief: Eric Bodzinski

Office Hours
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Nondiscrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.