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: email@example.com 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 called on a first call, first registered basis.
• Your telephone call will confirm 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
• If after making a reservation you find 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.
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
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.