Agricultural Commission

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Goals & Responsibilities

Farm Land Preservation - Farmland preservation is the need to preserve and protect the agricultural properties for future generations. This need for protection is driven by uncertainty caused by various factors, such as urban development, population growth, food security, climate change, etc. The Enfield Agricultural Commission is a dedicated commission designed to assist farmers with the Farmland Preservation Program and the Community Farmland Preservation Program. The Commission serves as a resource to assist local Enfield Farms with preserving and protecting their land as well as assisting with other areas, like Farmland Restoration. 

Information for Enfield Farm Owners and Agricultural Land Owners

The State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture offers assistance to Connecticut Farm Owners through The Farmland Preservation Program and Community Farmland Preservation Program. These help to ensure the lands remain protected and available only for agricultural use. The main objective of these programs is to help these lands remain an important part of the state's economy. For more information and requirements, please click on the link below. 

Farmland Preservation Program (FPP) and Community Farmland Preservation Program (CFPP) 

The State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture offers a Grant to assist Farm Owners through the Farmland Restoration Program (FLRP). This program was made possible by Public Act 11-1 and is a voluntary program with the main objective of increasing food and fiber production in Connecticut through restoring lands into active agricultural production with prime farmland soils. For more information and requirements, please click on the link below. 

Farmland Restoration Program Grant (FLRP)

2020 Agricultural Summit Presentation Documents

Next Meeting Information

WHEN: Second Tuesday of the month (except August) at 7:00PM

WHERE: Town of Enfield, Enfield Room: 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT. 06082

Next Meeting and Meeting Materials

September 12, 2023- Thompsonville Room

Next Regular Meeting October 10, 2023

Most Recent Agenda      View All Meeting Documents

Member Information

The commission is comprised of 7 members and 3 alternate members to be appointed by the chief executive officer of the municipality. The term of office is 4 years.

Missed the meeting? No worries! See below for Meeting Recordings or Transcripts from Virtual Meetings:

Recordings of MeetingsEnfield Agricultural Commission

May 9, 2023
February 14, 2023January 10, 2023
December 13, 2022November 9, 2022October 11, 2022September 13, 2022

July 12, 2022
June 14, 2022May 10, 2022- CancelledApril 12, 2022

March 8, 2022

February 8, 2022- Minutes available only

January 11, 2022-Virtual Meeting TranscriptMeeting Recording

July 13th, 2021

June 8th, 2021

May 11, 2021

April 13, 2021 Meeting

March 09, 2021 - Meeting

February 09, 2021 Meeting

January 12, 2021 Meeting

December 08, 2020

November 10, 2020

Department: Planning and Zoning-820 Enfield Street, Town Hall 2nd Floor, Enfield, CT. 06082