Connecticut Farm & Energy Expo

Program Sponsors:

CT Farm Energy Program - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo

Eastern CT RC&D Area, Inc. - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo

USDA Rural Development - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo



Event Sponsors:


Megawatt Sponsors


Connecticut Farm Bureau - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo


King Energy Associates - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo



Tuscany Design Build- 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo



Kilowatt Sponsors


Befree Solar- 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo


Encon Solar - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo


Energize CT - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo


CT USDA NRCS- 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo


Whole Foods Glastonbury, CT - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo


Watt Sponsors


Connecticut Clean Cities - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo

Harness the Sun - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo



PACE - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo















































































































































2012 Connecticut Farm & Energy Expo


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 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo


The 2nd Annual Connecticut Farm & Energy Expo
Saturday, December 1, 2012          
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
at the Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center

300 Welles Street

Glastonbury, CT 06033
Hosted by the Connecticut Farm Energy Program

The focus of this year’s Expo is for Agricultural Producers, Businesses, Communities and Homeowners

The CT Farm Energy Program seeks to create increased awareness of energy conservation and efficiency measures available to AG Producers while also promoting the use of alternative and renewable forms on energy on Connecticut farms.  By providing informational workshops and technical assistance, AG Producers can cut their energy costs and grow their businesses.

At this year’s Expo, we would also like to encourage residential users to become familiar with many of the same conservation and efficiency measures and renewable energy resources available to farms.  Energy is a major concern for both residential uses and the farming community. This event will have a special focus towards CT Ag Producers so they can see practical solutions available through the latest technology to help cut energy costs to run their businesses, and provide information for cutting home energy costs.

Visitors to the Farm & Energy Expo will be able to see first-hand the opportunities for diversification in energy generation, steps to take for energy efficiency both on the farm & in the home. There will be 15 - 30 minute presentations on the hour every hour from 11am – 2pm in the conference room adjacent to the EXPO room addressing energy issues in the Community, on the Farm, at your Home or Business. There will be hands on demonstrations, music by Fortune's Gale and CT Grown Cow & Corn Mascots will be meeting and greeting the children. Check out the eco-friendly cars to include: Honda Civic CNG Sedan, Glastonbury Shuttle Van, Ford Transit Connect from Yellow Cab and a Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Light snacks from Whole Foods Market of Glastonbury will be served at the Expo throughout the day.    

Admission for this event is FREE!

Exhibitor/Vendor List


BeFree Solar

Capitol Region Education Council - EE Smarts

Connecticut Agriculture in the Classroom

Connecticut Clean Cities

Connecticut Environmental Review Team Program

Connecticut Farm Bureau Association

Connecticut Farm Energy Program

Connecticut NOFA

Connecticut Poultry Association

Dr. Energy Saver

Eagle Valley Eco Fuel, Inc.

Eco Energy Guard

Encon Solar

Energize Connecticut

Farm Credit East

Fortune's Gale Creative Music & Consulting - Instrumental Music @ the Expo

USDA- Farm Service Agency

Goodwin College

GMI Solar

Hackney's Hope Farm

Harness the Sun

K&B Kernels - Little Pop's Popcorn

King Energy Associates

Litchfield Hills Solar

Mainline Heating & Supply

Northeast Clean Power

USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service

PACE - People's Action for Clean Energy

Pure Point Energy

USDA-Rural Development

Storyteller - Carolyn Stearns - STEAM Ice Cream Demo

Sunlight Solar Energy

Tuscany Design Build

UConn Extension Master Gardener Program

Whole Foods Market - Glastonbury

Wind Hill Community Farm


Event Schedule

10 am - 3pm

On exhibit outside will be eco-friendly cars from CT Clean Cities to include: Honda Civic CNG Sedan, Glastonbury Shuttle Van, Ford Transit Connect from Yellow Cab and a Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Speaking Session from 11am- 2pm. Each presenter in these sessions will give a brief 15 minute presentation to give you a snapshot of information. The sessions will be held in the conference room adjacent to the Community Room where the Expo will be held.

11am Community Session: CT Clean Cities will talk about the work they are doing around the State. Wind Hill Farm is a four season, sustainable farm promoting local produce located in Glastonbury, CT learn about their Farm & Learning Center.

12pm Farm Session: USDA will give a brief welcome. BeFree Solar will discuss a solar installation at Ballek's Garden Center and Tuscany Design Build will go through what needs to be considered when thinking about doing Geothermal on the Farm.

1 pm Residential Session: King Energy Associates will present the fundamentals of geothermal, learn about the projects they have done at homes across Connecticut. Eco-energy Guard will discuss green energy solutions that will save money in your home with the installation of energy efficient measures.

2 pm Business Session: Encon Solar will discuss funding opportunties available. Energize CT will have representatives from Connecticut Light & Power and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority to discuss Energize Connecticut programs available to save you money and lower your carbon footprint in your business or on your farm. GMI Solar will talk about their solar tracking units and how trackers can produce 40% or more power than a typical roof mount.

11am- 2pm Music by Fortune's Gale

CT Grown Cow & Corn Mascots will be strolling around to greet the children

Carolyn Stearns will be doing a STEAM demo on how to make ice cream using renewable energy

CT ERT Program will be making some Eco-Friendly bookmarks with the kids

CREC-EE Smarts will be making Energy door hangers with the kids and also a special surprise


Thank You Sponsors

Megawatt Sponsors

CT Farm Bureau - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo

King Energy Associates - 2012 CT Farm & Energy ExpoKing Energy Associates

KEA is a proud installer of geothermal heat pump systems in New England since 1983. Geothermal heat pumps are recognized as the highest efficiency heating, cooling and domestic hot water system currently available.  KEA offers comprehensive design and installation services of closed loop geothermal systems for new construction or retrofit, residential or commercial. The acknowledged benefits of geothermal include operating cost efficiency, enhanced comfort and indoor air quality, and significant environmental benefits.  If you find these attributes attractive, we stand ready to serve your needs. From concept to completion to service after the installation, KEA delivers satisfaction. Our team leader, Rick King, has extensive 'hands on' experience with geo thermal systems.  Geo has been the exclusive focus of KEA for over 25 years. 

Tuscany Design - 2012 CT Farm & Energy ExpoTuscany Design Build, Inc.

of Storrs, CT is a full service engineering and building firm that designs various energy systems that provide reasonable rate of returns on energy services while constructing systems or buildings that provide quality performance. The company  is a small based CT design-build construction company  with over 30 years’ experience performing building energy models to achieve the best approach to achieve energy savings at the least amount of cost while constructing zero energy buildings. The CT Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority hired Tuscany Design Build, Inc. to perform all their geothermal inspections, auditing, and consulting for the disbursements of $5million dollars of ARRA grants. Peter Governale, the president of company, is a licensed International Ground Source Heat Pump Association instructor and trainer as well as a NABCEP solar instructor with his bachelor degree in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Earth Science. He has trained the CT Building Officials in both geothermal and solar. He also is currently developing Federal solar programs for the DOL and DOE while instructing as a professor of Renewable Energy Systems for the CT State Colleges. The company also employees Certified Energy Managers and Professional Engineers. The current contact site is and the phone is 860.881.1025.

Kilowatt Sponsors

Befree Solar- 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo

Encon Solar-2012 CT Farm & Energy ExpoEncon Solar

For over 40 years, Environmental Control (Encon) has provided renewable energy and energy saving technologies to Connecticut businesses and residences. Encon specializes in solar PV, solar thermal, geothermal and high-efficiency heating and air conditioning systems. Our highly trained, highly specialized and innovative engineers and technicians are trained and committed to unmatched customer service. We partner with the leaders in the solar industry as well as the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority to stay up to date with the latest technological advances and state incentives.


Energize CT - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo

USDA NRCS - 2012 CT Farm & Energy ExpoUSDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Our goal is not just a sustainable, nutritious, abundant food supply, but also thriving ecosystems that support a diversity of life. In the next century, NRCS will not only continue to tackle familiar challenges like ensuring clean water and healthy soil, but will also rise to meet new issues, such as clean air, clean energy, climate change, and new technology.
- Dave White, Chief, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

Whole Foods Glastonbury, CT - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo

Watt Sponsors:

CT Clean Cities - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo

Harness the Sun -2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo


PACE - 2012 CT Farm & Energy Expo


Program Sponsors:

Connecticut Farm Energy Program is a partnership between the USDA Rural Development and the Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc.  "This institution is an equal opportunity provider"  

USDA Rural Development  - 2012 CT Farm & Energy ExpoUSDA - Rural Development (RD)

USDA Rural Development's Southern New England Jurisdiction is committed to helping improve the quality of life in all of rural America. Through our programs, we touch rural America in many ways. Rural Development achieves its mission by helping rural individuals, communities and businesses obtain the financial and technical assistance needed to address their diverse and unique needs.  Rural Development works to make sure that rural citizens can participate fully in the global economy. USDA is and equal opportunity provider and employer.


Eastern Connecticut RC&D Area, Inc. - 2012 CT Farm & Energy ExpoEastern Connecticut RC&D Area, Inc.

The mission of the Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D) is to identify and champion initiatives that sustain that which makes our communities and environment unique, and to build upon our strengths and potential for a healthy future. The key to sustaining the uniqueness and high quality of life of Eastern Connecticut is to acknowledge and embrace the fundamental interdependence of urban, suburban, and rural communities.


Exhibitor & Sponsor Information

Interested in being an Exhibitor or Sponsor of the 2012 Expo? Exhibitors are welcome who offer products and advice helping CT Ag Producers & residential users to be more energy efficient and become familiar with options for renewable energy. Exhibitors with other Agriculture friendly products are also welcome.

The deadline for Sponsorship was September 15, 2012 so that Sponsors could be included in Event Promotions. Exhibitor Registration is is still open until spaces are filled 2012 Expo Registration Form (pdf)




Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center

Directions to Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center (link)
Printable Directions (pdf)

From 84 Traveling East or West
Take the Route 2 East Exit
From Route 2 East take exit 5D the Putnam Bridge / Route 3 Exit.
Take first exit (before Bridge) for Main St., Glastonbury
Take LEFT at traffic light coming off the exit.
Proceed until the road ends and take a LEFT onto Naubuc Avenue.
Follow Naubuc until you see the Community Center on your right.
Take a RIGHT onto Welles Street and a right into the parking lot.

From Route 91 Traveling South or North
Take exit for Route 3 to Glastonbury (Putnam Bridge)
Take first exit after bridge for Main St., Glastonbury.
Take RIGHT at traffic light.
Get into left lane. Go straight through next light, then turn left at the next traffic light onto Naubuc Avenue.
Go straight through next stop sign, then take first RIGHT onto Welles St.
Community Center is on your right after you turn the corner.

From Route 2 Traveling West
Take Exit 8 (CT 94/Hebron Ave)
Turn RIGHT onto Oak Street
LEFT onto Hebron Avenue. Travel about a mile and Hebron Avenue ends
Take a RIGHT onto Main Street and an immediate LEFT onto Welles Street.
You will see the Community Center which will be on your left as you follow the bend along the river.