State Events

Calendar of Events
DateEvent InformationLocation

March

11

Vegetable Production for Small Scale Farming

Tolland Agricultural Center

Tolland, CT

March

15

March 15 - Deadline to sign up Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for coverage of spring planted crops like vegetables, sorghum, oats, potatoes, sunflowers.

Visit your county FSA office

March

15 & 16

Hebron Maple Festival

Hebron, CT

March

20

Agriculture Day at the Capitol

Note: Snowdate is March 21

State Capitol
Hartford, CT

March

20

New England Dairy Conference

Double Tree
Windsor Locks, CT

Free One on One Advising Sessions - Sign up asap for:     
      
March 22, 4:30 to 9 pm, CT Farm Bureau Office, Wethersfield, CT      April 1, 9 to 3:30, Windham County Extension Center, Brooklyn, CT      April 16, 9 to 3:30, Wamogo Agri-Science Center, Litchfield, CT

March

28

Growing Non Traditional Crops in Connecticut, 6 to 8:30 pm 

Lyman Memorial High School
Lebanon, CT

April

22

Deadline for NRCS Agriculture Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

April 27

110th Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival, 9 to 4

Tolland Ag Center
Tolland, CT

Other Dates to Remember
May 27, 2019 - Memorial DayFSA offices are closed

SCORE and USDA Partnership

Contact a SCORE mentor. SCORE provides free consulting to help small agriculture and non-agriculture businesses find resources and information to be more successful. Visit: https://www.score.org/usda

Sign up for Level 2 eAuthentication Access

Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process, producers doing business as an individual can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) on the secure and convenient  www.farmers.gov. USDA eAuthentication does not have the mechanism to issue login accounts to businesses, corporations, other entities, or for anyone acting on behalf of another individual or entity. Producers, doing business as an individual, first need to sign up for Level 2 eAuthentication access. 

  • Step 1: Create and online account at www.eauth.usda.gov
  • Step 2: Complete identity verification by either using the online self-service identity verification method or by completing the identity verification in-person at your USDA Service Center.
  • Step 3: Contact your local USDA Service Center to have your new Level 2 account linked with your USDA customer record
  • Step 4:  You’re enrolled and ready to log in

Users with a secure Level 2 eAuthentication ID, linked to their USDA customer record, can apply for select USDA programs, view and print farm maps and farm records data. Enrolling is easy! Visit farmers.gov/sign-in to learn more.

To locate a service center near you or use online services not requiring eAuthentication access, visit www.farmers.gov. For technical assistance, call the eAuthentication help desk at 1-800-457-3642

Resources:

USDA New Farmers

CT Department of Agriculture

CT Agriculture Business Guide

Find CT Grown

Integrated Pest Management