STORRS, Conn. — Join the Agriculture Committees/Commissions of Ashford, Coventry, Mansfield, Tolland, and Windham to learn why and how to protect one of agriculture’s greatest resources – diverse genetics. There are already lots of farm families in Connecticut using heritage breeds, and some even expertly husband rare breeds of livestock. Jeannette Beranger, The Livestock Conservancy Senior Programs Manager, will help us all understand more about the challenges heritage breeds face, their value to both culture and agriculture, how they fit into Connecticut’s style of agriculture, and why you should care – whether you raise animals or not!
Thursday, April 20th, 6:30-8:30 pm
UConn WB Young Building, Room 100
1376 Storrs, Road, Storrs, CT, 06269
To register contact Jessie Richard, Town of Mansfield, RichardJL@MansfieldCT.org 860-429-3330
Register Early! Space is Limited! Attendees are welcome to display a poster or products.
Directions: Take I-84 east/west to Exit 68, turn south onto State Highway 195 (cross routes 32 and 44) to the campus. After entering campus, continue to bottom of hill and turn left at the traffic light on Horsebarn Hill Road. The W.B. Young Building is up the first driveway on the left. Park in the parking lot behind the brick W.B. Young Building. Enter through the double doors in the back of the building, go up the three stairs and through the next set of double doors. Turn left, room 100 is all the way at the end of the hall. Parking is Free after 5 pm.
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