Connecticut Agriculture 2020

In partnership with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Connecticut may be a small state in size, but its agriculture industry is vast – so influential, in fact, that it contributes a whopping $4 billion to Connecticut’s economy each year.

With 6,000 farms and approximately 440,000 acres of farmland, some of the state’s top agricultural commodities include nursery and greenhouse products, dairy, poultry and eggs, aquaculture products, apples, and sweet corn. Nursery products account for about 45% of the state’s farm receipts. Connecticut also ranks eighth nationally in tobacco production and ninth nationally in cut Christmas trees. Along with crops and commodities, Connecticut agriculture also includes farmland preservation, which the state has been a pioneer of for more than 40 years, local goods and food, innovation and research, and more.

How Connecticut Helps Beginning Farmers Grow Their Dreams

Connecticut Retailers Strive to Source Products Locally

Read the Connecticut Grown 2020 Magazine

Read the Connecticut Grown 2020 Magazine

Clover Nook Farm in Connecticut Grows Into Its Eighth Generation

Connecticut’s Farmland Preservation Program Protects the Legacy of the Land

How the Thimble Islands Initiative Expands Sustainable Aquaculture in Connecticut

Connecticut Hemp Industry Association Works to Revive Rural Economy

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Expands Specialty Crop Markets