New and Beginning Farmers: Grow Here!
According to the 2012 Ag Census Connecticut is growing farms! And there are more young farmers coming into agriculture. Connecticut Farm Bureau has always nurtured those who want to make agriculture their life, whether you're the fourth generation on your family's farm, a student of agriculture of any age, or if you are just beginning to learn about how to farm.
Farm Bureau offers lots of resources for members, including these:
- What every Connecticut Farmer Needs to Know: the New Farmer "Bucket List: of Key Resources.
- Join our CFBA Young Farmer Committee who always organizes tours, plus networking opportunities.
- Visit our LINKS Page to get to many federal and state resources, and other production organizations who offer support.
- Visit our RESOURCES page to review copies of presentations and handouts from many of our great programs through the years, including How to Write a Business Plan, and more.
- Learn about How to Advocate in your local community.
- Got questions about applying for PA 490, local tax issues, how to work with your local assessor and other questions? Your farming membership includes free one-on-one consultation with CFBA staff member Joan Nichols.
- As a member of your County Farm Bureau you will meet farmers who may have vast experience with what you're growing, farm equipment, and other information. Get to know your farming neighbors through Farm Bureau.
- Legislative support. Implementing our policy, generated from our members' input, is a priority. When you get involved with Farm Bureau you have a voice, and the support of other farmers, for legislating change.
If you're not yet a member of Connecticut Farm Bureau, learn more today. We even offer Student Memberships if you're a full-time student up to age 26.