Agricultural Commission

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WELCOME TO THE 

ENFIELD AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION WEBPAGE!

Sunset over Tobacco Field

Goals & Responsibilities

Farm Land Preservation - Farmland preservation is the need to preserve and protect the agricultural properties for future generations. This need for protection is driven by uncertainty caused by various factors, such as urban development, population growth, food security, climate change, etc. The Enfield Agricultural Commission is a dedicated commission designed to assist farmers with the Farmland Preservation Program and the Community Farmland Preservation Program. The Commission serves as a resource to assist local Enfield Farms with preserving and protecting their land as well as assisting with other areas, like Farmland Restoration. 

Information for Enfield Farm Owners and Agricultural Land Owners

The State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture offers assistance to Connecticut Farm Owners through The Farmland Preservation Program and Community Farmland Preservation Program. These help to ensure the lands remain protected and available only for agricultural use. The main objective of these programs is to help these lands remain an important part of the state's economy. For more information and requirements, please click on the link below. 

Farmland Preservation Program (FPP) and Community Farmland Preservation Program (CFPP) 

The State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture offers a Grant to assist Farm Owners through the Farmland Restoration Program (FLRP). This program was made possible by Public Act 11-1 and is a voluntary program with the main objective of increasing food and fiber production in Connecticut through restoring lands into active agricultural production with prime farmland soils. For more information and requirements, please click on the link below. 

Farmland Restoration Program Grant (FLRP)

2020 Agricultural Summit Presentation Documents

Next Meeting Information

WHEN: Second Tuesday of the month (except August) at 7:00PM

WHERE: Town of Enfield, Enfield Room: 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT. 06082

Member Information

The commission is comprised of 7 members and 3 alternate members to be appointed by the chief executive officer of the municipality. The term of office is 4 years.

Missed the meeting? No worries! See below for Meeting Recordings or Transcripts from Virtual Meetings:

Recordings of MeetingsAgendasMinutes 
January 10, 2023January 10, 2023December 13, 2022
January 10, 2023
March 14, 2023March 14, 2023February 14, 2023
April 11, 2023
April 11, 2023March 14, 2023
May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023April 11, 2023
June 13, 2023-Canceled
June 13, 2023May 9, 2023
July 11, 2023
July 11, 2023June 13, 2023
September 12, 2023September 12, 2023July 11, 2023
October 10, 2023-CanceledOctober 10, 2023September 12, 2023
November 14, 2023November 14, 2023October 10, 2023
December 12, 2023-CanceledDecember 12, 2023November 14, 2023
January 9, 2024January 9, 2024December 12, 2023-Canceled

Department: Planning and Zoning-820 Enfield Street, Town Hall 2nd Floor, Enfield, CT. 06082