Experiment Station Associates

[Field Trips]

The Experiment Station Associates was founded in 1990 to support the work of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and make its research programs and many services better known. The Associates assist at such Station events as Plant Science Day and the Spring Open House. They also organize informative field trips and produce a news bulletin covering the Station's scientific activities. 


The Associates’ members are invited to field trips, Station events, and the Annual Meeting, at which a Station scientist presents a program and the Station Director reports on recent developments and research. New members are always welcome.  


Since 2019, the ESA has provided Early Career Scientist (ECS) Awards to the most promising up-and-coming scientists. With these funds, the selected scientists are able to hire research assistants for the entire summer when many funding sources have ended.  


Membership in ESA and contributions to the ESA’s Early Career Scientist Award fund may be made directly by going to their membership page: JOIN THE ESA


ESA website: www.agstationfriends.org

Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ExperimentStationAssociates


For more information, contact the Experiment Station Associates
President Cheryl Cappiali
at pres@agstationfriends.org or info@agstationfriends.org


Or contact by mail:

Experiment Station Associates, Inc. 
123 Huntington Street 
New Haven, CT 06511

Executive Committee

President: Cheryl Cappiali, pres@agstationfriends.org

Vice President: Trish Helm, vp@agstationfriends.org

Treasurer: Anne Rowlands

Secretary: Walter Brockett

CAES Director: Dr. Jason White

Board of Directors:

  • Joan Hilliard
  • William E. McKinney
  • Chris Ozyck
  • James Sirch 
  • Celeste Suggs

Field Trips have included visits to:

Fort Trumbull and Pinchbeck's Roses Greenhouses 

Sound Waters School in Bridgeport

Marsh Botanical Garden

White Flower Farm 

Three wholesale nurseries -- Imperial, Stone Gate, and Sunny Borders

Bishop’s Orchards, Guilford 

Summer Hill Nursery, Madison 

Chamard Vineyard, Clinton 

Vaiuso Farms, Branford 


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