Department of Agriculture

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12/10/2014
A PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIBUTE TO FARMING LIFE ON DISPLAY IN MANCHESTER
  To photographer Jack McConnell, his “Know Your Connecticut Farmer” exhibit is about a lot more than just the 35 striking black-and-white pictures on display for the next month at a Manchester gallery.

12/5/2014
GROWING BUSINESSES, JOBS AT THE HARTFORD REGIONAL MARKET
  It all started with a single pallet of loaned space in the back of a cooler at the Hartford Regional Market.Twenty years later, Alan Hemingway’s wholesale distribution business serves 350 supermarkets throughout the Northeast, and is touted as an example of how the Regional Market can serve as a springboard to new jobs and economic growth.

12/5/2014
LOW-COST AGRICULTURE COURSES OFFERED AT NONNEWAUG THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH STATE, NAUGATUCK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  Three low-cost, non-credit agricultural training courses designed to help beginning and established farmers sharpen their production and operational skills are being offered this winter at Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Center at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury.

11/19/2014
AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO LAUNCH ONLINE CONNECTICUT GROWN STORE
  Fans of Connecticut Grown farm products can now proclaim their passion on apparel and a variety of other functional items.

11/14/2014
IMPROVED HARVESTING TECHNIQUES PRODUCING HEALTHIER, SAFER OYSTERS, REDUCING HUMAN ILLNESS
  Aquaculture scientists from the Department of Agriculture have made significant progress in reducing the likelihood of an outbreak of a bacterial infection linked to oysters in Long Island Sound, and are continuing research into harvesting and storage methods designed to prevent illnesses from occurring.

11/5/2014
HARVESTING APPLE SALES THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
  These days, apple grower Brian Kelliher’s idea of a successful harvest isn’t just measured in bushels. As Chairman of the Connecticut Apple Marketing Board (CAMB), an important part of his harvest equation now includes the growth of visitors to the board’s revamped website and new social media sites.

10/29/2014
KEEPING PULLING CONTESTS CLEAN AT THE COUNTRY FAIR
  Department of Agriculture Bureau Director Dr. Bruce Sherman’s recent trip to a popular Eastern Connecticut country fair wasn’t for the fun or the food.

10/22/2014
USDA/CT. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE GRANTS FUND WIDE RANGE OF PROJECTS TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION AND SALE OF SPECIALTY CROPS
  Diane Jorsey hasn’t yet seen any signs of root-rot in the fir trees at her Kensington farm, but that doesn’t mean she and the state’s other Christmas tree growers aren’t constantly on the lookout for the deadly disease known as Phytophthora.

9/10/2014
State DoAg: New Policy for Shellfish Beds Will Increase Production, Improve Food Safety and Protect Taxpayer Dollars
  (Hartford, CONN.) Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky has announced a new policy regarding the state’s shellfish leases, one that will enhance opportunities for small businesses, ensure public safety, and protect taxpayers’ investments.