Department of Agriculture

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1/22/2015
COLUMBIA FARM FIRST TO BE PROTECTED UNDER PILOT PRESERVATION PROGRAM
  It was about an hour before sunset Monday when Ed Kassman spotted a rarely-seen creature prowling the hilltop hayfields at the Columbia farm that has been in his family for nearly a century.

1/14/2015
CONNECTICUT LEADING THE NATION IN IMPROVING SHELLFISH SAFETY
  BRIDGEPORT, CT) A plan developed by the Department of Agriculture to safeguard the public from a potentially serious bacterial infection caused by contaminated shellfish has become a model for the nation.

1/6/2015
ENSURING THE HEALTH OF CAPTIVE DEER, FOR SHOW OR THE MENU
  Whether they are part of Santa’s sleigh team or headed for the dinner table, domesticated deer, elk or reindeer being housed in Connecticut are inspected by the Department of Agriculture to ensure they comply with animal health regulations.

12/30/2014
GOV. MALLOY RE-APPOINTS STEVEN K. REVICZKY AS COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
  Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky has been re-appointed to a second 4-year term by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, who praised Reviczky’s role in making Connecticut a leader in agricultural growth.

12/19/2014
AG COMMUNITY GATHERS TO HELP NEWER FARMERS GET STARTED, SCALE UP
  EAST WINDSOR - Melody Wright has gotten a pretty good start selling medicinal and therapeutic herbs like the Lavender and St. John’s Wort she grows at her Pleasant Valley Botanicals in Barkhamsted.

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.

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.