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Robin & Lincoln Chesmer
Graywall Farm, Lebanon

John Lyman
Lyman Orchards, MIddlefield

Wilhelm Meya
Franklin Farms, North Franklin

Matthew & Theresa Freund
Freund's Family Farm, East Canaan

Whit Davis
Stanton Davis Farm, Pawcatuck

Sam Hammer
Holcomb Farm, West Granby

Paul Bucciaglia
Fort Hill Farm, New Milford
Michael Buchanan
Auer Farm, Bloomfield
Debbie & Austin Tanner
Creamery Brook Farm, Brooklyn
Liz McAllister/Mark Gilman
Cato Corner Farm, Colchester
Rollie Hannan
Hannan's Honey, Southbury
Tim Perry
Norton Bros. Farm, Cheshire
Lou Borelli
Borelli Farm, North Haven
Sandy & Ernie Staebner
Blue Slope Farm, Franklin

Gary Crump & Gloria Priam
Priam Vineyard, Colchester

Don Tuller
Tulmeadow Farm, Simsbury
Honora & Jim Futtner
Futtner's Farm, East Hartford
Tony Norris
Urban Oaks Organic Farm, New Britain
Allyn Brown III
Maple Lane Farm, Preston
Keith Bishop
Bishop's Orchards, Guilford
The Greenbackers
Brookfield Farm, Durham
Steve Jarmoc
Jarmoc Tobacco, Enfield
Marshall Epstein
Rosedale Farms, Simsbury
Jack Tiffany
Tiffany Farm, Lyme
Joe Dondero
Dondero Orchards, Glastonbury
Mark Sellew
Prides Corner, Lebanon
Jim Markow
Markow Oysters, Noank
Terry & Jamie Jones
Jones Family Farm, Shelton
Tom Pinchbeck
Pinchbeck Rose Farm, Guilford
Allen Cockerline
Red Fox Hill Farm, Falls Village

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Working the Land: The Story of Connecticut Agriculture
is a Co-Production of
SimonPure Productions and Connecticut Humanities Council

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CT AG LINKS
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FARMING LIFE
Hundreds of archival pics

FARM WISDOM
Interviews with state farmers

THE PAST
Historians on  farming history

THE OBSERVERS
Expert takes on
farming today

BUILDING MALLS
You can develop Buckland Hills

FROM THE AIR
Aerial views of CT farmscapes

CT FARMING NEWS

Saving the State's Barns

STATEWIDE - Preservationists try to preserve a disappearing part of the state's agricultural heritage.

Fun Down on the Farm

STURBRIDGE - Agri-tourism is the buzzword for a growing number of state farmers, according to speakers at the recent Harvest New England marketing conference.

CT Locavores, Rejoice!

STURBRIDGE - At the recent Harvest New England marketing conference, CT Agriculture Commissioner F. Philip Prelli described how the state is supporting local growers and processors.

Farm Map Goes Digital

STATEWIDE - The Connecticut Dept. of Agriculture has introduced an interactive website guide to more than 200 destination farms in the state.

State Funds for CT Farms

HARTFORD - In the last two years, the state has granted more than $1.5 million to farmers, non-profit organizations and municipalities to help support economic viability.

Slaughterhouse for CT?

LITCHFIELD - State farmers start a process to bring a mobile slaughterhouse to Connecticut.

Matchmaking for Farmers

STATEWIDE - Farmers and would-be farmers looking for working  land have a new resource compliments of  the state Dept. of Agriculture. Connecticut FarmLink lists both property owners with farmland for sale or rent and people who are searching for land to farm.

Farm Preservation Gains Popularity with Towns

ESSEX - Land trusts and municipalities are turning to acquiring development rights as a way to save what is left of the ever-dwindling number of farms in Connecticut.

Disappearing Dairies

SHELTON - The state's remaining dairy farms are struggling to survive despite daunting odds. Farmer Terry Jones knows why it's important to help state dairies persevere.

Farming Underwater

HARTFORD - More than 70,000 acres of shellfish farms are being worked under the waters of the state.

CT's Changing Face

STATEWIDE - More folks are signing up to combat sprawl, vowing to cure its ugly effect on our state's economy, sense of place, ag sector and culture.

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