Speak Up for Agriculture Day

Speak Up for Agriculture Day

March 18th, 9:00 a.m. at the Capitol  Invitation to all friends of agriculture, including farmers, growers, gardeners, farmers’ market managers, chefs, agriculture land trusts, CSA members, students, agriculture experts, and consumers. Come to Hartford for “Speak Up for Agriculture Day!”

  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Rally on the Capitol Steps10:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Attend press event to ‘Save the CIA’ (Community Investment Act), meet with legislators, and visit with producers during ‘Ag Day’ presentations

Speak Up For Agriculture…..or Watch it Disappear!  NO FARMS = NO FOOD

Is this a plan to get rid of Connecticut farms?

  • STEP 1 – Eliminate sales tax exemptions on seeds, tools, feed, equipment, fuel, and all other inputs for farmers and growers.
  • STEP 2 – Take away Community Investment Act funds used for staff and programs that protect farms, expand farm businesses, assist farm-friendly towns, and support farmers’ markets.
  • STEP 3 – Turn your back on struggling dairy farmers.

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Sponsored by CT Farm Bureau, Working Lands Alliance, Very Alive, CT NOFA, CitySeed, ConnecticutFarmland Trust, American Farmland Trust and Canaan Valley Agricultural Coop

Parking at the Capitol –

  1. Come early in order to use the Legislative Office Building Parking Lot – Parking is available on the first floor of the Legislative Office Garage. If the first floor is full, check to see if there is a police officer directing cars to the roof parking in the lower basement level of the garage around the back of the building.
  2. There is a paid public parking garage in the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) Building on Oak Street. Go south (NOT the driveway which goes west onto Broad Street) out of the Legislative Office Building driveway, turn left onto Capitol Avenue, then take the first right onto Oak Street. The first building on the right across from the side of the State Library, is the CEA Building. Pull into the garage driveway on the far side of the building.
  3. There is often meter parking available on that first block of Oak Street, or go to the end of the block and take a left on Russ Street for more meter parking.

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