Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 23, 2024, Wesleyan University

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

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Workshops

Agricultural Conservation Funding Opportunities – State and Federal Program

Room: TBD
Intro Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level

Since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, a flood of federal money has been made available through USDA for farmland conservation and stewardship.  The State’s Farmland Preservation Program, and federal programs such as ACEP-ALE and WRE, can help pay for easement acquisitions, while other state and federal grant programs can pay for farming practices such as climate smart agriculture, soil health practices, and other practices to address natural resource concerns on agricultural land.  As a local land trust, you can put this state and federal money to work in your community!

Presenter(s)

Carol Jaworowski Grasis, Assistant State Conservationist – Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)

Cat Wang, Conservation Associate, CT Farmland Trust

Cam Weimar, Farmland Preservation Director, CT Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg)

Resources and Handouts

Clcc Handclap

“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust


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