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Connecticut Farmland Trust

Hartford, CT | http://www.ctfarmland.org
Joined in November 2005

About Us

The Connecticut Farmland Trust was founded in 2002 with a very simple mission: protect as much of Connecticut’s vanishing farmland as possible, before it’s all gone.  Now Accredited with a full-time staff of four, CFT has saved 27 family farms and over 2,200 acres of prime farmland.

Working with our partners — Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and many private foundations and individuals — we are able to leverage public and private money to acquire the development rights, mostly on small, family farms that form the backbone of Connecticut’s agricultural future.

When CFT protects a farm, that land becomes a “forever farm.”  The land will only be able to be used for agriculture, forever.  It is a promise of permanence, or, as conservationists say, of perpetuity.  We don’t dictate how a farmer can farm, nor whether they can sell the land, or who to.  What we promise, however, is that those important soils — that land — will always be available for growing food.

The Connecticut Farmland Trust was founded in 2002 with a very simple mission: protect as much of Connecticut’s vanishing farmland as possible, before it’s all gone.  Now Accredited with a full-time staff of four, CFT has saved 27 family farms…

Issue Areas Include

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Rural Areas

Location

  • 77 Buckingham Street, Hartford, CT 06106, United States

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