This guide outlines a broad range of tools available to help local governments plan for the future of agriculture in Connecticut. Not all of these tools will work in every community, and some may spark communities to develop their own new and innovative approaches. We hope local officials will find ideas throughout the guide, make use of the various resources provided and then work with their town’s farmers and its residents as a whole to create a supportive community atmosphere for agriculture.
Connecticut’s agricultural future depends upon creative partnerships, innovative approaches and an understanding and appreciation of the challenges inherent in the business of farming today. By working together to support and sustain local farms, our communities can sow the seeds for a bountiful harvest for future generations.