|Farm Bureau Local CT Farms At Work Tour||
CT Farm Bureau Womens Leadership Committee
Farms At Work Bus Tour
Saturday August 9, 2014 Farms Toured below
Devon Point Farm - Woodstock CT- Patty & Erick Taylor
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm -Sterling CT- Hermanot Family
Westford Hill Distillers -Ashford CT- Margaret & Louis Chatey
CT Young Farmers Pig Roast to end the day
*This tour was made possible by The CT at Work initiative Of
The CT Humanities Council in partnership with CT Landmarks
THANK YOU ALL FOR A WONDERFUL DAY!
|Photo Quilt Contest Winners --ORDER THEM AS PILLOWS!||
Enjoy these beautiful images from the CFBA Women's Leadership Committee Quilt Photo Contest held at the Annual Meeting.
And if you'd like to order one of these farm images on a photo pillow for your home or as a gift you can! The cost is just $17.50 per pillow (shipping included) To download order form Click Here. Please specify which image(s) you select, your name, address and email Deb Tanner at email@example.com.
All proceeds benefit the projects of the CFBA Women's Leadership Committee.
|Hartford County Farm Bureau hosts Farm Equipment Workshop for Emergency Responders||
On July 19, 2012 Hartford County Farm Bureau and Stanton Equipment hosted a workshop to familiarize emergency responders with farming equipment to prepare them for responding to farm accidents. Approximately 100 people attended, representing fire, police and emergency medical departments from communities including Avon, Watertown, Ellington, South Windsor, Broad Brook plus others.
After the introductory remarks, guests rotated among three stations to learn about the idiosyncracies of different types of farm equipment. When moments count, even the basics of how to shut off a piece of equipment could save a life.
|Young Farmers attend 2011 National Conference in Orlando, Florida||
Eight Connecticut Farm Bureau's Young Farmer Committee members attended the Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference held February 4-7, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The conference was held at a Disney resort and many notable figures were in attendance to give presentations including Jim Lovell of NASA and Ken Shmidt of Harley-Davidson. CFBA Young Farmers Committee Treasurer Erin Pirro was also a presenter at the conference. In attendance at the Conference were Louis and Deb Lipton, Rebecca Baker, Jonathan Eddy, Eric Maliga, Jackie Patry, Erin Pirro and Zach Olson.
|New London County Farm Bureau Picnic July 2010||New London County Farm Bureau held its summer picnic by hosting a pig roast at the New London County 4-H Camp in Franklin. The evening kicked off with an information session on the risks of sun exposure, co-hosted with the UConn Extension Council. After dinner, folks enjoyed s'mores by the campfire and a lively square-dance featuring Caller Joe LoPresti and his Country Friends.|
|Litchfield County 2010 Farm Market||
MEET YOUR LOCAL FARMERS Litchfield County Farm Bureau’s 2010 Market Sunday, August 1st, 2010 - 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Bethlehem Fair Grounds, Rt. 61 in Bethlehem This event is Rain or Shine!
|Hartford County Farm Bureau Farm Tour||
Hartford County Farm Bureau Farm Tour, T.B.A. for 2012
|Ag Day at the Capitol April 18, 2010||
Connecticut Farm Bureau exhibited at Ag Day, featuring bison wild rice and barley soup delivered by the Tanners of Creamery Brook Bison Farm of Brooklyn and served by the Women's Committee. Governor M. Jodi Rell stopped by to taste this unique treat, served by Sydney Mintz, Alyce Block and Laura Fonicello. Joan Nichols and Ashley McCullough, CFBA staff, also helped at the exhibit passing out Farm Bureau membership applications, and answering questions.
|Ag Day Baby born at Middlesex Hospital Celebrated by Middlesex County||Middlesex County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee celebrated Ag Day by presenting a gift basket to the first baby born that day at Middlesex Hospital and his family. Anthony Kerr, son of Sherlyral and Jerrod Kerr of Rocky Hill. was born at 10:21 P.M., weighing 8 Lbs.3 oz. The basket of agricultural items presented to Anthony and his parents by Sydney Mintz, chair of the Women’s Committee, contained products produced in Middlesex County, plus a Farm Bureau membership.|
|Farming and Inland Wetlands Forum March 4, 2010||
Connecticut Farm Bureau (CFBA) coordinated its first annual statewide conference on March 4, "Farming and Inland Wetlands Forum: What Every Agricultural Producer Needs to Know." More than 150 attended the day-long event at Maneely's in South Windsor. A partnership effort of USDA Risk Management Agency, UCONN Cooperative Extension System and CFBA, the conference was intended to provide participants with an understanding of how the Wetlands and Watercourses Act,( CGS Sec.22a-36 through 22a-45) applies to farming operations. In addition, emphasis was also placed on how farmers should work with municipal wetlands agencies.
|Hastings Farm Tour||Hartford County Farm Bureau Farm Tour Hastings Farm, Suffield|