The Mission of the Connecticut Farm Energy Program is to provide technical assistance to AG producers and increase awareness about energy conservation & efficiency while promoting alternative & renewable forms of energy on Connecticut Farms.

Connecticut Farm Energy Events

2014 Fall Workshops - Register Today! Email or call the office at 860-345-3977

2014 Fall CT Farm Energy REAP Grant Assistance Workshops

2014 Fall CT Farm Energy REAP Grant Assistance Workshops

Connecticut Farm Energy Program (CFEP)
is a program that is supported in collaboration with Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc. (RC&D) and the USDA Rural Development.

CFEP aims to provide information as it pertains to energy and agriculture in Connecticut through the CFEP website, email updates, publications, workshops and events it hosts and participates in.

CFEP serves as a resource and clearinghouse for information about on-farm energy opportunities in relation to grant opportunities, financial incentives, loans, audits, educational opportunities and events for AG producers & AG based small business located in Connecticut. CFEP works closely with Federal, State and local partners.

CFEP provides technical assistance in the form of grant writing to eligible Connecticut Ag producers & Ag based small business in applying for USDA – Rural Development REAP (Rural Energy for America Program) Grants. REAP Grants which are part of the Farm Bill, provide assistance to those who are eligible with Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy projects.

CFEP is Supported by these Partners

Eastern CT RC&D Area, Inc.

USDA- Rural Development


CT Farm Energy Survey Report - 2014 (pdf)

CT Farm Energy BMP Guide - 2nd Edition 2014 (pdf)

CT Farm Energy BMP Guide - 1st Edition (pdf)

If you would like to receive a printed copy of the new BMP guide please contact our office and we can mail you a copy.


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Upcoming Events/News


REAP Grants 2015: 12/29/14

Today the National Register posted the 2015 USDA REAP Grant deadlines, first round is due on April 30, 2015 and the second round is due on June 30, 2015. New REAP Grant Templates are now available for EE and RE Projects. Visit the CT/MA/RI USDA Rural Development Website for more details.


SAVE the DATE - Harvest New England: February 25 & 26 2015 in Sturbridge, MA


33rd Annual Winter Conference - CT NOFA Saturday, March 7, 2015
Western Connecticut State University - Midtown Campus
181 White Street 
Danbury, CT 06810
8:30 am to 5:00 pm


2014 CT Farm Energy Survey Report (pdf)


2014 RI Farm Energy Survey Report (pdf)


CT Farm Energy BMP Guide - 2nd Edition 2014 (pdf)