If you are a beginning farmer starting your own operation, a current farmer looking to expand, or an owner of farmland, this program may help you.
All farm owners are eligible to participate, including nonprofits, towns, and businesses. CT FarmLink is an opportunity to connect with potential tenants, buyers, and business partners.
Along with the farm “matchmaking” component of CT FarmLink, FarmLink also offers limited onsite consultations of properties for both farmers and farm owners for free. This technical assistance may include a property's agricultural suitability and determining lease rates as well as providing information on restoring farmland and protecting farmland with an agricultural easement.
The Connecticut FarmLink resource page has the best of the best resources for farmers and farm owners, including information on grants/financing, buying/leasing land, evaluation of land resources, and resource providers.
Connecticut FarmLink has been helping farm owners connect with farmland seekers since 2006. The website is funded by the Community Investment Act and administered by a partnership between the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and Connecticut Farmland Trust (CFT). CFT is a statewide land trust that specializes in farmland preservation.