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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Northern Connecticut Agricultural Summit, “Farming For Your Future” Saturday, February 29, 2020 at A

In conjunction with the Town of Enfield and sponsored in part by Asnuntuck Community College and the Enfield Agricultural Commission, a group of local farmers have joined forces to coordinate the Northern Connecticut Agricultural Summit.  The 2nd Annual Summit will be held on Saturday, February 29 from 8:30 to 1:00 p.m. at Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm Street, Enfield (snow date March 7, 2020).

Joan Nichols, Executive Director of the CT Farm Bureau Association will be the Keynote Speaker at The Northern Connecticut Agriculture Summit, “Farming for Your Future” scheduled for Saturday, February 29 from 8:30 to 1:00 p.m. at Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm Street, Enfield.

The Agricultural Summit, “Farming for Your Future” is geared toward current and prospective farmers to raise awareness and provide educational seminars to those interested in farming.

There will be four sessions with four, forty-minute seminars scheduled per session. The schedule includes four consecutive seminars on Hemp; Growing, The Application Process, 2019 Hemp Crop Update and a discussion with a panel of local hemp growers. Beekeeping Basics, Social Media, Hydroponics, Climate Change Impacts and Adaption Strategies are among the “hot” topics that have been requested. Other seminars scheduled are Pollinating, Farm Regulations & Permits, Raising Backyard Poultry, Farmland Access and Insurance, as well as improving soil health and information on available CT agriculture grants.

The agricultural summit is free of charge and includes a continental breakfast and vendor exhibits. Sponsors of the event are Farm Credit East, ShopRite of Enfield, Asnuntuck Community College, The Town of Enfield, UCONN Extension and Department of Agriculture.

Pre-registration is requested. Registration forms are available by calling Chris Casey, Event Coordinator at 860.698.6267 or email cwsmcasey@gmail.com, as well as at the Town of Enfield Economic Development Office, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT, or on the Enfield Agricultural Commission Webpage at http://www.enfield-ct.gov/1205/Agricultural-Commission

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