The Mission of the Connecticut Farm Energy Program is to provide technical assistance to AG producers and increase awareness about energy conservation & efficiency while promoting alternative & renewable forms of energy on Connecticut Farms.

Connecticut Farm Energy Events


Northwest CT Farm Energy Workshop, CT Farm Energy Program, Northwest Conservation District

Farm Energy Videos June 2017 - In Partnership with UCONN Extension we are pleased to announce the release of 4 new videos featuring CT Farmers and their journey to installing energy effiency and renewable energy projects on their farms. These videos were filmed and edited by UCONN TV. Additional Partners who participated in the making of these videos include: Ace Begonias, Full Bloom Apiaries, Oakridge Dairy, Paley's Farm Market, Energize CT and USDA Rural Development. Follow the link to the 4 Videos:

Oakridge Farm CT Farm Energy UConn Ext Farm Energy Video Series Full Bloom Apiaries CT Farm Energy UConn Ext Farm Energy Video Series
Ace Begonias CT Farm Energy UConn Ext Farm Energy Video Series Paley's Farm Market CT Farm Energy UConn Ext Farm Energy Video Series


Collins Powder Hill Farm, Enfield, CTCompost Heat Recovery Pilot Project June 2017 - CT Farm Energy Program is currently installing the 1st Compost Heat Recovery System in CT at Collins Powder Hill Farm located in Enfield, CT. This project is being made possible by support from CT DEEP and US DOE. CT Farm Energy Program is working in conjunction with the Collins Family who own and operate Collins Compost along with Agrilab Technologies who designed, is installing and will monitor the system during the first year of the pilot project period.

To follow the stages of installation and operation please visit our Facebook Page to view pictures of the Pilot Project.

Collins Powder Hill Farm, Enfield, CT Collins Powder Hill Farm, Enfield, CT



CT Farm Energy Tour Trifecta Ecosytems Meriden, CT Aquaponic, Energy

New England Farm Energy Collaborative NEFEC - CT Farm Energy Program

Spring Quarterly Meeting - CT Farm Energy Partners _ CT Farm Energy Program

UConn One on One Sessions 2017

For more information please go to:

Prides Corner Farms Solar Ribbon Cutting Event

CT Compost Heat Recovery Pilot Project

Farmers interested in applying to be the host farm site can find the Application (pdf) here. Due by February 17, 2017.

2017 Harvest New England

Harvest New England - March 8&9, 2017 at Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, MA. Join CT Farm Energy and the New England Farm Energy Collaborative as we will have an exhibitor booth and be presenting at this event on March 8th from 3-4:15pm.

Are you looking to make your farm more energy efficient or implement renewable energy on your farm? The session will highlight what states in New England have to offer in terms of incentives and technical assistance.  Learn about the value of implementing on farm energy projects not only for your bottom line but also for the indirect values to the environment, marketing, labor reduction, better crop production, and more efficient running operations.

For more information about this event please visit:

Ashford Regional Farm Energy Event October 2016

CT Farm Energy UConn Energy and Dairy Robotic Tech Workshop 2016

CT Farm Energy Tour 2016

Draft Agenda Farm Energy Tour (pdf)

Agriculture Roundtable Energy Efficiency May 25 2016
April 6, 2016
CFEP will be making a presentation at the North Stonington Grange from 1:30 pm -3:00 pm along with other USDA partners and staff about funding opportunities.

Join us April 19th for this important Stakeholder Meeting - Event Flyer (pdf)

CT Anaerobic Digeter Stake Holder Meeting, CT Farm Energy Program, Connecticut

New Haven County Farm Bureau CT Farm Energy Workshop

Connecticut Farm Energy Program (CFEP)

Connecticut RC&D Area, Inc. is a 501C3 non-profit that manages the CT Farm Energy Program with support from partners for program funding and project support which include:

USDA Rural Development

Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

CT Farm Energy Program

CFEP aims to provide information as it pertains to energy and agriculture in Connecticut through the CFEP website, email updates, publications, workshops and events it hosts and participates in.

CFEP serves as a resource and clearinghouse for information about on-farm energy opportunities in relation to grant opportunities, financial incentives, loans, audits, educational opportunities and events for AG producers & AG based small business located in Connecticut. CFEP works closely with Federal, State and local partners.

CFEP provides technical assistance in the form of grant writing to eligible Connecticut Ag producers & Ag based small business in applying for USDA – Rural Development REAP (Rural Energy for America Program) Grants. REAP Grants which are part of the Farm Bill, provide assistance to those who are eligible with Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy projects.


CT Farm Energy Survey Report - 2014 (pdf)

CT Farm Energy BMP Guide - 2nd Edition 2014 (pdf)

CT Farm Energy BMP Guide - 1st Edition (pdf)

If you would like to receive a printed copy of the new BMP guide please contact our office and we can mail you a copy.


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News/Grant Updates

Connecticut AG Anaerobic Digestion Roadmap

Agricultural Anaerobic Digestion Road Map for ConnecticutDigester Roadmap (pdf)


USDA REAP Grant Deadline
USDA Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) administers grants, guaranteed loans, and combination grant/guaranteed loans to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.

How much are the grants?
The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and can be up to 25% of total eligible project costs. Grants are limited to a max of $500,000 for renewable energy systems and $250,000 max for energy efficiency improvements. Grant requests min is $2,500 for renewable energy systems and $1,500 for energy efficiency improvements.

How to Apply
To apply please contact your local Rural Development Office or the Connecticut Farm Energy Office at (860)345-3977.

Grant Application Information is available online.

Next Deadline

March 31, 2018


2014 CT Farm Energy Survey Report (pdf)


2014 RI Farm Energy Survey Report (pdf)


CT Farm Energy BMP Guide - 2nd Edition 2014 (pdf)