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Solid Ground Farmer Trainings 

 

Feb. 22nd - Free One-on-One Farmer Advising Session with Agribusiness Professionals, 4-8:30pm at Tolland County Extension Center, Contact: mackenzie.white@uconn.edu or 860-875-3331

 

Feb. 23rd - Tobacco Conference at Scout Hall in East Windsor

 

Feb. 25thCommon Ground Gardening Series: Warm Weather Crops, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven 333 Sherman Ave, New Haven, 203-562-0598

 

Feb. 27th - EPA Worker Protection Standard For Agricultural Pesticides - What Owners and Employers Need to Know? 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Middlesex County Extension Center, Haddam, CT, Contact: candace.bartholomew@uconn.edu or 860-570-9010

2017 FREE One-on-One Agricutural Advising Sessions

These One-on-One sessions provide you with the opportunity to sit down in a confidential setting with an agri-business professional for up to one hour to discuss farm related questions, concerns, and techniques to help your agribusiness succeed into the future.

 

Signing Up For An Advising Session

When signing up for session(s) please keep the following in mind:

• The agenda for discussion with the professional is yours.
• There is no cost for you to attend.
• You may sign up for multiple sessions at multiple locations.
• To sign up for session(s), you must call or email MacKenzie White
Email: mackenzie.white@uconn.edu Tel: (860) 875-3331
Monday through Friday 9:00 to 5:00 P.M.
• You will need to identify your preferred location, topic, and session time.
Sessions will be lled on a rst call, rst registered basis.
• Your telephone call will conrm your registration status immediately.
• If you would like to speak with the professional again at a later date,
please discuss this issue with the professional directly. Any arrangement
you make with the professional is made at your discretion. Any future
fees that may result from your interaction with the professional are your
responsibility and will not be paid by the University of Connecticut or its
partners.
• If after making a reservation you and that you must cancel your
appointment(s), please call MacKenzie White at (860) 875-3331 as soon as
possible so that someone else can use your allotted time.

 

2017 SCHEDULE

 

2017 TOPICS

Protecting Financial Investments with Crop Insurance

Peter Frizzell; Crop Growers Insurance, Colleen Kisselburgh; Arthur Carroll Insurance

How valuable are your crops? Find out how to use crop insurance as a financial

risk management tool to protect your investment!

 

Estate Planning & Farm Transfer

Stephen Sutton & Bill Dakin; Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela LLP

Linda Francois; Cooper, Whitney & Francois

If you have been procrastinating, here’s your chance for FREE legal advice with no strings

attached on a wide variety of legal issues including wills, trusts, estate tax planning and

farm transfer options!

 

NEW - Farm Business & Marketing (2 options - Choose your focus)

“Strategic Planning for a Prosperous Future”

Richard Hermonot; Farm Credit East, Erin Pirro; Farm Credit East

Develop a farm business plan, a succession plan or marketing plan to help your farm

business move towards a more rewarding future!

 

Or : “Unleashing the Management Power of Your Records”

Discuss how you can simplify your numbers and get the most out of financial records for

making strategic business decisions that will maximize your potential for success!

 

Navigating Local Land Use Regulations & Maximizing Farm Tax Benefits

Joan Nichols; Connecticut Farm Bureau Association

Get the scoop on the tax programs available to CT farmers; including PA 490, and discover

tips for navigating local zoning and wetlands regulations related to your farming

operation.

 

The Hows and Whys of Organic Farming

Bill Duesing; CT NOFA, Old Solar Farm, Michael Keilty; UConn Extension

Organic farming principles and practices improve your farm’s sustainability and resilience.

Bring your questions about organic methods and how to certify your farm.

 

NEW - Farm Marketing via Communication & Social Media

Keith Padin and Allyson Angelini; Full Heart Farm

Every farm has a story; explore engaging ways to share your story and utilize high-speed

modern communications and social media to help you stay relevant to your customers.

 

NEW - Introduction for Veterans in Agriculture

Peter Frizzell; Crop Growers Insurance

Get the ball rolling; an informational session for military veterans interested in

agriculture and a starting point for agricultural opportunities.

 

NEW - Agritourism (2 options - Choose your focus)

Agritourism Opportunities for You and Your Customers

Explore opportunities ranging from ideas for farm-related attractions to using your

numbers to select the best project first to pricing strategies (including pricing).

 

Or: Are You Covered? Managing Your Agritourism Risks

Matt Wraight: Lyons & Wraight Insurance

Have you or are you considering opening up your farm for agritourism? Learn about how

to managing the liability and risks associated with inviting the public onto your farm.

 

NRCS Grant Programs for Farmers

Vivian Felten, Jesse Raymond, and Amy Fischer; USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

Learn more about the financial and technical assistance available to farmers for

conservation improvements to their land.

 

Highlights of FSA Programs, Loans & Eligibility

Teresa Peavey, Sarah Woodward, Martha Dorsey; USDA-Farm Service Agency

Gain a better understanding about Farm Service Agency loans and program eligibility

and how they can help your farm operation.

 

CT Farm Energy Program

Amanda Fargo-Johnson; CT Farm Energy Program

Going Green for Agriculture! Get insight into this clearinghouse of information on

energy programs as well as technical assistance for energy efficiency and renewable

energy projects for on-farm use.

  

The Farm Risk Management and Crop Insurance website has been developed as part of a Targeted States Crop Insurance Education/Information Partnership conducted by the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

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