In the summer of 2010 a small group of farmers began lamenting the lack of connection between new and emerging farmers in Connecticut. It was conceived that a network should exist to provide support, resource sharing, inspiration and energy. In the following months the New CT Farmer Alliance formed to connect this next generation of farmers across the lines of organic, conventional, first generation to seventh, from dairy, meat and vegetable producers.
The New CT Farmer Alliance is for people who are farming in CT as their primary occupation. Our goal is for the state of Connecticut to maintain agricultural systems and structures to nurture a successful and diverse agricultural landscape in our state.
Join us! There is no membership required, no fees or dues, and no secret password. We are an all volunteer network, just show up, speak up, share, and make friends! The Alliance is organized by a volunteer Steering Committee that meets throughout the year to organize events and shape networking opportunities. The Steering Committee operates on the principle of cooperative leadership. If you are interested in being part of the leadership team then contact us!
We host a listerve to share resources, questions and farming conversation. We also meet throughout the year for farm tours, meetings, and informal social networking.
Help us GROW into the voice of the NEW CT farmer. Let’s strengthen the fabric of CT agriculture!