Bureau of Agricultural Development and Resource Conservation
The Bureau of Agricultural Development & Resource Conservation consists of three subdivisions: the Agricultural Development unit, the Resource (or Farmland) Preservation Unit, and the Regional Market located in Hartford. The bureau directs programs and activities that assist persons in entering, diversifying and expanding their agricultural businesses; compiles statistics regarding all aspects of agriculture in the state; administers the Farmland Preservation Program and the Farmers' Market Nutrition program; and oversees operation and maintenance of the Regional Market warehouse/distribution facilities and its farmers' market.
Jaime Lizee Smith, Bureau Director, 860-713-2533
Agricultural Development Unit: 860-713-2503
Rebecca Eddy, Marketing and Inspection Representative, 860-713-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmland Preservation Unit: 860-713-2511
Cam Weimar, Farmland Preservation Supervisor, 860-713-2552, email@example.com
Hartford Regional Market: 860-527-5047
Please visit the following related links for additional information and resources:
Connecticut Grown Program
provides a variety of marketing assistance programs to Connecticut producers.
Agricultural Business Assistance & Development
provides Connecticut producers, agricultural non-profits, agricultural cooperatives, and municipalities, information on grants, loans, and other funding opportunities through state and federal outlets.
Programs & Services
outlines various programs, including the Farmland Preservation Program, offered through the Bureau.
that assist both the public and producers with information on Connecticut agriculture.
Hartford Regional Market
, the largest perishable food distribution facility between New York City and Boston, which also offers a large farmers' market.