Now accepting applications! Deadline is January 12th 2024
Farmers are uniquely impacted by climate change. Flooding, heat waves, drought, and other unprecedented weather events are just a few challenges Connecticut farmers have had to navigate in the past few years. Farmers are also uniquely positioned to mitigate some of its worst effects by building local resilience to these severe weather events. NCTFA seeks to support the next generation of climate stewards to tend to the land in ways that will ultimately benefit all of us.
We will be awarding grants of $8,000 and $30,000 to 22 Connecticut farms in 2024 to fund a range of agriculture and forestry practices that contribute to climate change mitigation and resilience.
The Future of Farming CT
Based on input from our members, NCTFA put together a policy platform that truly captures the changes we need to see in Connecticut agriculture in order to succeed as new and beginning farmers.
We are pleased to share our policy platform, Future of Farming CT.
We believe in the transformative power of food and land. We are passionate about building a more resilient local food system, fighting climate change, and working towards racial equity. In order to effectively do this, we need state legislators and institutions to take bold action on our priorities.
The New CT Farmer Alliance is a statewide network of farmers and growers. By bringing young, new and emerging farmers together it is our intent to identify and help develop support systems to nurture a successful and diverse agricultural landscape for our state. We may have the word "New" in our name, but farmers of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to join!
We are an all volunteer network. All you have to do to be a part of it is show up, speak up, share, and make friends!
Join us today! There are no fees or dues, and no secret password.
New CT Farmer Alliance
P.O box 3081, New Haven, CT, 06515