DOAG: CT Farm Wine Development Council

CT Farm Wine Development Council
2015 Passport to CT Farm Wineries grand drawing winners can be found on the Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries page.

2016 Meeting Schedule
Meetings begin at 10am at 165 Capitol Ave, Rm G8A in Hartford.  Meeting times and locations are subject to change.  Please check the agenda for actual time and location .
February 11, 2016  |  May 12, 2016  |  July 14, 2016  |  December 8, 2016
2016 Meeting Minutes and Agendas:
Special Meeting:      Special Meeting for March 8, 2016 is cancelled. No quorum was reached.  
Passport Subcommittee: Draft Minutes February 9, 2016  
                                   February 9, 2016 Agenda  
Special Meeting:       Draft Minutes January 21, 2016  
                              Special Meeting Agenda January 21, 2016  
2014 and 2015 Meeting Minutes and Agendas:
Passport Subcommittee: Draft Minutes August 27, 2015  
                                   August 27, 2015 Agenda
Passport Subcommittee: April 29, 2015 Minutes  
                                   April 29, 2015 Agenda
Passport Subcommittee: April 8, 2015 Minutes  
                                   April 8, 2015  Agenda  
Passport Subcommittee: February 19, 2015 Minutes
                                   February 19, 2015 Agenda
Passport Subcommittee: December 3, 2014 Minutes
                                   December 3, 2014 Agenda
                              November 12, 2014 Meeting Agenda
                         November 5, 2014 Meeting Agenda
                        July 14, 2014 Meeting Agenda
Special Meeting: July 2, 2014 Minutes
                        July 2, 2014 Meeting Agenda  
Big E Subcommittee: June 12, 2014 DRAFT Minutes
                              June 12, 2014 Agenda  
Special Meeting: February 14, 2014 Minutes   
                        February 14, 2014 Agenda  
Passport Subcommittee:  January 24, 2014 DRAFT Minutes   
                                    January 24, 2014 Conference Call Agenda          
Meeting Minutes and Agendas from Previous Years
CT Farm Wine Development Council, Strategic Marketing Plan 
(1208 KB, .pdf)
Compiled by Albu Consulting, Prior to 2005

Sec. 22-26c. Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council.   (a) There shall be a Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council which shall be within the Department of Agriculture for administrative purposes only. Said council shall consist of thirteen members as follows: The Commissioners of Agriculture and Economic and Community Development, the dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of The University of Connecticut and the directors of the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, or their respective designees; and eight members engaged in the wine production industry in this state, appointed as follows: Two members appointed by the Governor, and one member each appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the majority and minority leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

      (b) The term of one of the initial appointments from the wine production industry shall expire on the last day of July, 1988, the terms of two shall expire on the last day of July, 1989, and the terms of two shall expire on the last day of July, 1990. On or before the first day of July, 1987, and annually thereafter, the commissioner shall appoint members to succeed the members whose term expires. Said members shall serve a term of four years. The commissioner shall fill any vacancy by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term vacated.
      (c) Members of the council shall not be compensated for their services but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. No member shall serve for more than four consecutive terms. A majority of the council shall constitute a quorum.

      (d) The Commissioner of Agriculture shall be the chairman of the council.

      (e) The council may receive funds from any source and expend such funds as may be necessary to carry out its duties. The council may seek funding and provide financial support to organizations for activities concerned with wine production and related products.
Sec. 22-26d. Purposes. The purposes of the council are to promote state wines and related products by (1) engaging in activities to maintain current markets and create new and foreign markets; (2) advising groups on farm wine development, including, but not limited to, the Department of Agriculture, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of The University of Connecticut, The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Service, the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; (3) educating and informing the public, governmental agencies and the farm wine industry on the use and value of state wine and related products and (4) recommending research projects on wine, wine grape culture and utilization of wine and related products and disseminating the results of such research to the academic community, wine industry and the public.