Planning for Agriculture: A Guide for Connecticut Municipalities

The third edition of this guide (2008, 2012, 2016) outlines ways town governments can plan for the future of agriculture and provide a supportive community atmosphere in which agriculture can thrive. The comprehensive booklet covers topics including the benefits of farms, planning and zoning tools, right-to-farm ordinances, subdivision regulations, financing local farmland protection, promoting local farm viability, and addressing common farming issues and concerns.

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.

Author: 
American Farmland Trust and Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
Publisher: 
Wethersfield, CT: American Farmland Trust; New Haven, CT: Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
Page Numbers: 
72
Publication Date: 
July 12, 2016
Literature Category: 
Reports and Studies