HARTFORD, Conn. — Experts are coming to your living rooms and kitchens.
Connecticut Farmland Trust staff and guest experts to share knowledge and learn from each other once a week, mid-May through mid-June.
This series will help land stewards gain knowledge about farmland preservation and also elevate how we think about land trusts. You can meet guests who will answer the questions, How does farmland preservation work? and What else can a land trust do in addition to protecting land?
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free, with donations to support this work welcome.
To sign up for one of these webinars, visit Connecticut Farmland Trust’s events page:
http://ctfarmland.org/site/events/ and click Tickets to register. Each webinar has a different Zoom link.
If you want to register for all five of the “Ask an Expert” webinars at once, email email@example.com with the subject line “All Webinar Registration” and you will be sent your personal Zoom links and codes.
Bring your questions!
Meet n Greet Farmers Who Preserved Their Land
featuring three CT farmers
These three farmers have the inside knowledge to share what it is like to preserve the farm that they own. This webinar is perfect for farmland owners who are ready to take the next step towards land conservation.
They will address questions like, Why did you do it? What was the process like? Are you glad that you did it? What did protecting your land enable you to do? What is your future plan for the farm?
Understanding Soils: A Key to Stewardship, Land Health, and Climate Resiliency
featuring Conservation Scientist Kip Kolesinskas
Where can you, as a farmer, go to learn about your soil and what resources exist for you to improve your soil? Learn all about soil health with Conservation Scientist Kip Kolesinskas.
Public Act 490 Overview and Q & A
featuring Joan Nichols, Connecticut Farm Bureau Association’s Executive Director
Public Act 490 is Connecticut’s Current-Use Tax Law for Farmland, Forest Land, and Open Space. Joan Nichols will present a comprehensive overview of the law, tips for applying for and maintaining the classification, and information on transferring PA 490 land. Printed PA 490 guides will be available upon request for a small fee after the webinar.
How Land Trusts Can Support Food Access
featuring Connie Manes, Executive Director to Kent Land Trust
There is huge potential for land trusts to support food access. Increasing access to food is an area where land trusts are naturally positioned to lead and make a difference for their most vulnerable neighbors. Learn about how Kent Land Trust partners with Marble Valley Farm and Kent’s Food Bank to support food access.
–Connecticut Farmland Trust
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