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A hand-colored lantern slide of a young sheep farmer, one of many images from Working the Land.

 

 

 

(UConn College of Agriculture)

We have collected hundreds of archival photos documenting the history of Connecticut farming from the late 1800s to the 1980s.

We will begin posting them soon. In the meantime, here are some samples.

Click on the Archival Photos button to the left or see one of the thumbnails below for the photographic categories. Click on thumbnails to enlarge the below photographs.

All Things Green

Animal Assets

Ethnic Farmers

The Farming Life

In the Field

Making Hay
Mighty Fine Tobacco Pomological Pursuits Science of Agriculture
To Market, To Market

UConn Collection

Working the Water

CT AG LINKS
A consumer resource guide

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

 

WORKING THE LAND is a Co-Production of
SimonPure Productions and Connecticut Humanities Council
P.O. Box 459, Moodus, CT 06469 ● 860-873-3328 ● E-Mail Us

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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