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 in the News
Connecticut Farm Energy Program faces possible closure article in the CT Mirror
Connecticut Farm Energy was recently featured in an article in the CT Mirror to view the article click on the CT Mirror link or download State's farmer's feel left out of big clean energy programs article (pdf)
Connecticut Farm Energy Events
2013 Connecticut Farm Energy Grant Assistance Workshops from January -February 2013. Workshop Postcard (pdf)
See pictures from the Energy Expo on our Facebook Page at:
Connecticut Farm & Energy Expo
The Connecticut Farm Energy Program will host it's 2nd Annual Connecticut Farm & Energy Expo on Saturday December 1, 2012 from 10am -3pm at the Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033.
This event will showcase 35 Energy & Agriculture Exhibitors, Informative Sessions on the hour every hour from 11am - 2pm for homeowners, agriculture producers, businesses and community members interested in learning more about energy opportunities and technology in Connecticut. There will also be eco friendly cars onsite, interactive displays, demos for the kids including alternative energy powered STEAM Ice Cream Demo, and the healthy eating specialist from Whole Foods Market will be onsite that day. Musical performer Gale Gardiner of Fortune's Gale will be performing instrumental music. The CT Grown Cow & Corn Mascots will meet & greet the children. Admission is Free and all are welcome to attend this Statewide Event.
For more information about our exhibitors and sponsors go online to www.CTFarmEnergy.org or www.Facebook.com/ConnecticutFarm.Energy or call the Connecticut Farm Energy Program at 860-345-3977
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 of information on energy in
relation to grant opportunities, loans, audits, educational
opportunities and events for AG producers & AG based
small business located in Connecticut.
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.
CT Farm Energy BMP Guide (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.
Past Connecticut Farm Energy Events
Thanks to everyone who participated and came out on Thursday July 21, 2011 from 4-9pm at Eastern CT State University. The CT Farm Energy program in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Energy hosted the event. If you would like additional information please go to 2011 CT Farm Energy Fair Page.
The CT Mirror featured the Connecticut Farm Energy Program in an article printed on July 25, 2011. Article (pdf)