Contact our county administrative assistant at 860-349-1250
Middlesex County Farm Bureau, established in 1915 and incorporated in 1917, has a mission of raising awareness of agriculture in our 15 towns, and we work through legislative advocacy, market promotion and education.
Along the rich river-bottom land of the Connecticut River Valley to Long Island Sound, Middlesex County's farmers oversee more than 16,000 acres of farmland. There are more than 375 farm operations located in our county, and Middlesex County Farm Bureau members are involved in greenhouse and nursery business, and grow vegetables as well as other types of crops and hay. Our farms also raise many types of livestock including dairy and beef cows, horses,ponies and miniatures, chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, llamas, alpacas. Fruit production, honey, maple sugaring and farm wineries and agritourism enterprises are other types of farming operations in Middlesex County. (Source: 2008 New England Agricultural Statistics, USDA)
We organize many programs throughout the year including farm tours, seminars on various agricultural subjects and informational seminars on benefits available to members. A yearly $500 scholarship is awarded for the study of agriculture in a 2 or 4 year program at an accredited agricultural college. APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 1ST OF EACH YEAR
With over 300 members, Middlesex County Farm Bureau has direct input to forming the policy of our statewide organization which is voted on at the annual meeting each fall. Joining Connecticut Farm Bureau and being active in Middlesex County Farm Bureau's local initiatives is the most effective way to influence the future of agriculture in our county.
Middlesex County Farm Bureau is involved in supporting every aspect of agriculture in its 15 towns: Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook.