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.

*Access to Capital and Financial Planning and Access to Resources, Infrastructure, and Business Planning have combined to make the working group: Access to Resources and Capital.

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

2021 Year End Summary Report

January 25, 2022, Agenda with meeting link

August 23, 2021, Agenda with meeting link

August 23, 2021, Meeting Minutes

 June 22, 2021, PowerPoint 
 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 –   

April 27, 2022 Meeting Agenda

March 16, 2022, Meeting Minutes

February 16, 2022, Meeting Minutes

December 15, 2021, Meeting Minutes

December 15, 2021, Agenda with meeting link

November 17, 2021, Agenda with meeting link

November 17, 2021, Meeting Minutes

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 –

May 16, 2022 Meeting Minutes

May 16, 2022 Agenda with meeting link

April 18, 2022 Meeting Minutes

April 18, 2022 Agenda with meeting link

March 21, 2022 Agenda with meeting link

February 28, 2022 Meeting Minutes

February 28, 2022 Agenda with meeting link

January 24, 2022 Meeting Minutes

January 24, 2022 Agenda with meeting link

December 20, 2021, Meeting Minutes

December 20, 2021 Agenda with meeting link

November 15, 2021, Meeting Minutes

November 15, 2021, Agenda with meeting link

October 18, 2021, Meeting Minutes

October 18, 2021, Agenda with meeting link

September 20, 2021 Meeting Minutes

September 20, 2021, Agenda with meeting link

Market Access and Diversification –

April 21, 2022, Meeting Agenda with meeting link

March 17, 2022, Meeting Minutes

February 17, 2022, Meeting Minutes

December 2, 2021, Meeting Minutes

December 2, 2021, Meeting Agenda with meeting link

October 21, 2021, Meeting Agenda with meeting link

October 21, 2021, Meeting Minutes with Recording

August 9, 2021, Agenda with meeting link

August 9, 2021, Meeting Minutes

September 16, 2021, Agenda with meeting link

September 16, 2021, Meeting Minutes

 

– Access to Resources and Capital

May 13, 2022, Agenda with meeting link

April 8, 2022, Agenda with meeting link

March 11, 2022, Meeting Minutes

December 10, 2021, Meeting Minutes

December 10, 2021, Agenda with meeting link

November 12, 2021, Meeting Minutes

November 12, 2021, Agenda with meeting link

 

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