State Events

2018 Calendar of Events
DateEvent InformationLocation

September

1

NAP Enrollment Deadline for Value Loss Crops like aquaculture, Christmas trees, floriculture and sod; also for garlic. The value loss crop acreage report is to be completed with the County Office by September 30th.

Visit your local USDA Service Center

September

"Hiring Workers? How to Avoid Labor Issues" from 9 am to noon. Program will include Heather Callahan, U. S. Dept. of Labor presentation, overview of SCORE and USDA partnership with success stories of connecting farmers with free SCORE mentors. Light refreshements included. RSVP to Rebecca.Eddy@ct.gov by August 31st.

CT Agriculture Experiment Station,
Jones Auditorium, New Haven, CT 

September

22

18th Celebrating Agriculture, free admission, free parking, A fun day for family and friends to explore and learn, hay wagon ride through the neighboring dairy farm, exhibits, scavenger hunt, breakfast, lunch and more. www.celebratingagriculture.org

Woodstock Fairgrounds, CT

September

   14 to 30

The Eastern State Exposition, visit many farm animals, exhibits in the Farm A Rama building, stop by and say Hi! at the Team USDA Exhibit. Springfield, MA; www.thebige.com

Other Dates to Remember
September 3, 2018 - Labor DayFSA offices are closed

Resources

FSA Youth Loans of up to $5,000
Contact Ron Clark, Farm Loan Manager at 860.319-8073

SCORE and USDA Partnership
Contact your local FSA office to help connect you with a SCORE mentor. SCORE provides a free service to help small businesses find the resources and informaiton they need to be more successful. Or visit: https://www.score.org/usda

USDA New Farmers

CT Farmland Restoration Program

CT Agriculture Business Guide

CT New Farmers Bucket List

List and Find CT Grown

Aerial Photos 1934 to 2008
Compare land use changes
http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/
Scroll down to type in address, town, CT

Integrated Pest Management