To be considered for funding under the second ranking period for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program or Agricultural Management Assistance Program for FY2015 funding, applications must be received by Friday, March 20, 2015. Learn more ...
Location: UConn Middlesex County Extension Center, Haddam
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This conference is designed to benefit farmers (especially those in the lower Connecticut River area); agriculture commissions; municipal, regional and state officials; conservation leaders; and policy makers to help them understand that healthy soils are the foundation of agriculture. Healthy soils enhance the availability of nutrients and stimulate growth. Workshops experts include Ray Covino, NRCS District Conservationist; Lisa Krall, NRCS Soil Scientist; Tom Morris, Professor of Plant Science at UCONN; Joan Nichols, CT Farm Bureau; and local experts. For more information ...
Location: Willington Public Library, 7 Ruby Road (Route 320)
Explore the benefits of local farms, sustainable forests, and open space protection with short talks, displays, and handouts for adults and music, crafts and stories for kids.
10 AM-2 PM Dozens of experts with displays/handouts
10:15 AM Growing Local Agriculture - Joan Nichols, CT Farm Bureau
11:30 AM Benefits of Managing your Forest - Dan Evans, Forester
12:30 PM Reasons & Ways to Use Native Plants - Charlotte Pyle, NRCS
10:00 AM Story time and seed planting
11:30 AM Folk Singer Maria Sangiolo, 2-time Parents’ Choice award-winning artist
1:00 PM Make a mini-terrarium to take home
Sponsored by the Willington Conservation Commission