9/6/18: Farmland Preservation and Management Information Session

American Farmland Trust/Working Lands Alliance
Connecticut Farmland Trust
Connecticut Land Conservation Council 


Farmland Preservation and Management Information Session
Thursday, September 6, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Northwest Hill Council of Government
59 Torrington Road, Suite A-1, Goshen, CT 06756

Cost:  FREE!  Light dinner will be provided
RSVPs appreciated.  Call Chelsea at (707) 495-8223 or email her at cgazillo@farmland.org 

Attention land trusts, municipalities, and others interested in farmland protection!  If you are considering a farmland preservation project, and/or are interested in improving the management and use of farm properties on which you hold an easement or own outright, this session is for you.

Topics will include:

  • Technical assistance, including the Circuit Rider Program
  • State and Federal Easement and Conservation Programs
  • CT Dept of Agriculture Grant Opportunities
  • Partnering Opportunities
  • Leasing farmland and finding farmers 

There will be ample opportunity for Q&A. 

Presenters include:  

Jocelyn Ayer, Northwest Hills Council of Governments
Paul Elconin, Director of Land Conservation, Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust
Amy Fischer, District Conservationist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Chelsea Gazillo, Director, Working Lands Alliance, a project of the American Farmland Trust
Kip Kolesinskas, Consulting Conservation Scientist, American Farmland Trust
Elisabeth Moore, Executive Director, Connecticut Farmland Trust
Amy Blaymore Paterson, Executive Director, Connecticut Land Conservation Council 

RSVPs appreciated.  Call Chelsea at (707) 495-8223 or email her at cgazillo@farmland.org