Welcome to Tolland County Farm Bureau
Tolland County, one of Connecticut's eight counties, is located in Northeastern Connecticut, and consists of 13 towns: Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon and Willington. Tolland County was originally formed in 1785, and has a total of 417 square miles-- 410 square miles of it is land and seven square miles is water.
Farms in Tolland County produce a wide variety of products including vegetables and fruits, pumpkins, gourds, Christmas trees, timber, livestock products including milk, cheese, eggs and meat products, specialty foods such as jams, jellies, honey, a wide variety of greenhouse plants, and maple syrup, and tobacco. In addition, agri-tourism activities include pick-your-own, farmers' markets, corn mazes, hayrides, and bed and breakfasts.
Tolland County is home to the main campus of the University of Connecticut with its College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Tolland County Extension Service. The University of Connecticut, the state's land-grant institution, is committed to teaching, research and outreach and service activities. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources encompasses a wide variety of programs involving the food system, protection of natural resources and the environment, as well as improving the health and nutrition of Connecticut's citizens. The Tolland County Extension Service coordinates the outreach programs of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Tolland County is both residential and rural with an abundance of natural beauty. Called the "Gateway to Northeastern Connecticut's Quiet Corner, Tolland County is a great place to live, work and play.