The Connecticut Farm Energy Program was started in May 2009 as a partnership between the USDA Rural Development and the Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc. as a pilot program that provided Ag Producers and Ag Based Small Business in New London and Windham Counties with Grant Writing Assistance to apply for USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants. CT Farm Energy program also serves as a resource on energy as it relates to agriculture in Connecticut.

In October 2010 the CT Farm Energy Program expanded it's service area to include all 86 towns that Eastern CT RC&D serves in Hartford, Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham counties.

As of October 1, 2011 the Connecticut Farm Energy became a Statewide Program. CT Farm Energy provides technical assistance in the form of grant writing to those eligible AG producers and AG based small business located in all 169 towns in Connecticut in applying for USDA Rural Development REAP Grants.

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.

Recent Connecticut Farm Energy Events

CT Farm Energy Event - CT Farm Bureau Young Farmers 2016

2015 CT Farm Energy Workshops

Enfield CT Energy Expo

See pictures from the 2012 Energy Expo on our Facebook Page at:


2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo

2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo
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

2011 Connecticut Farm Energy Fair

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.

CT Farm Energy featured in the CT Mirror

The CT Mirror featured the Connecticut Farm Energy Program in an article printed on July 25, 2011. Article (pdf)


2010 CT Farm Assistance Seminar

CT Farm Assistance Seminar - Photos from the event held on January 26th, 2010 at the Lebanon Safety Complex, Lebanon CT. Guest speakers were from USDA-Rural Development, USDA-NRCS, Farm Service Agency, CT Farm Energy, CT Clean Energy, CT AGvocate Program, Alteris Renewables and Waldo Renewable. In addition to the speakers others who had a display table at the event included: Mystic Solar, Heartland Payment Systems, and Earthlight Technologies.