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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in CT Agriculture

 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Core and Topic Working Group Members

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group Meeting Recordings

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) announces the creation of working groups focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Connecticut agriculture. The working groups are a crucial component of an agency-wide effort to engage and support current and future farmers and those in the agriculture industry who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the state. 

Below, the core group's and topic's meeting dates, agendas, minutes and other historic documents are archived. To find the meeting date, agenda or minutes of the core working group or one of the topic's groups, use the corresponding hyperlinks in the list immediately below to navigate to the group you wish to attend.

The five topic groups include:

   1. Access to Secure Land Tenure.

   2. Access to Capital and Financial Planning.

   3. Access to Education and Training.

   4. Access to Resources, Infrastructure, and Business Planning.

   5. Market Access and Diversification.

The core working group will synthesize all the recommendations from the topic sub-working groups to develop a cohesive report and action plan for long-term implementation.

2021 Agendas and Minutes

Core Working Group: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Connecticut

August 23, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

August 23, 2021 Meeting Minutes

 June 22, 2021 Power Point 
 June 22, 2021  Agenda

June 10, 2021 Agenda: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group Train the Trainer Workshop   

 
Agendas and Minutes of the Topic Working Groups


Access to Capital and Financial Planning –   

September 27, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

September 27, 2021 Meeting Minutes 

August 17, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

August 17, 2021 Meeting Minutes


Access to Education and Training –   

September 22, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

September 22, 2021 Meeting Minutes

August 11, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

August 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes


Access to Resources, Infrastructure, and Business Planning –

October 8, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

October 8, 2021 Meeting Minutes

August 6, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

August 6, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Access to Secure Land Tenure –

October 18, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

September 20, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

September 20, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Market Access and Diversification – August 9, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

August 9, 2021 Meeting Minutes

September 16, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

September 16, 2021 Meeting Minutes

 

Questions can be directed to Cyrena Thibodeau, Cyrena.Thibodeau@ct.gov 860-895-3094 or Jaime Smith, Jaime.Smith@ct.gov.