Click this link for the Request for Proposals to lease the Gunther Farm.
The Tolland County Agricultural Center, Inc. (an agricultural education focused nonprofit) has up to 13 acres of farmland available for use. Preferred tenant would be a beginning farmer (USDA definition of less than 10 years) with experience and a strong business plan. The farm is currently in conventional hay production, but good soils and gentile slopes make it suitable for a wide variety of crops and livestock. Has easy access to markets with road frontage and close proximity to an I 84 intersection. The property has water, electric, and use of several outbuildings. Room available for the development of high tunnels and greenhouse. In addition, the farm offers a unique opportunity (but is not required) for a possible partnership with the adjacent Tolland County Agricultural Center and UConn Extension Center for research, education, and the development of additional farm infrastructure. The farm is protected with a farm friendly conservation easement.