Connecticut’s agriculture is facing constant challenges, as farms convert to subdivisions and office parks, and as suburban sprawl makes farming a logistical and economic challenge. The escalating loss of farmland threatens not just the viability of the industry but also the state’s rural legacy and landscape. Current global environmental and social changes necessitate a greater reliance on local and regional food and agricultural systems. Yet, Connecticut continues to lose its best farmland. American Farmland Trust’s Conservation Options for Connecticut Farmland aims to help landowners, land trusts, and municipalities navigate the array of public programs available to protect and steward their farmland. This guide also provides an overview of estate and succession planning options and tax considerations and includes case studies that highlight innovative and effective efforts to protect Connecticut’s working lands.
Conservation Options for Connecticut Farmland: A Guide for Landowners, Land Trusts, and Municipalities
Chelsea Gazillo, John Guszkowski, Kip Kolesinskas, Latha Swamy
Wethersfield, CT: American Farmland Trust
October 27, 2020
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