Plannning for Agriculture

The guide is joint project of the Connecticuct Conference of Municipalities and American Farmland Trust with funding provided by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the Hartford Foundation.

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This website is designed to assist municipal planners, farmers, agriculture commission members and friends of agriculture in Connecticut.

Farms are thriving and growing across the state of Connecticut in new and exciting ways. Many farmers have capitalized on changing consumer trends and offer a bounty of healthy, fresh food to local consumers. Farms are an integral part of many communities, and residents are increasingly interested in learning about the source of their food and now visit neighboring farms regularly.

Municipalities, recognizing these trends, and seeing the importance of agriculture to municipal economic growth, are doing more to protect and promote these important assets.


PA 490 Guide

Zoning Regulations and Ordinances for Livestock

Farmland ConneCTions Guide

Connecticut Agricultural Business Management Guide

Community Guidance to Maintain Working Farms and Forests

Good Law Good Food

CT NOFA Farm & Food Guide

Tools for CSA Farm