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Информация и усиление; Агентства

Agricultural Business Development & Assistance

The Agricultural Development Unit of the agency's Bureau of Agricultural Development & Resource Preservation is the primary contact for agricultural business development. The Bureau of Aquaculture may also be of assistance when the goal is to establish or develop an aquaculture-based business.

Apiary Registration and Inspection

The apiary inspection and registration program are designed to prevent the introduction or establishment of honey bee diseases, parasites or undesirable races of honey bees. Apiary inspection is the only way to accurately assess the health of the bee colony in Connecticut. Each person owning one or more hives of bees shall upon acquisition of such bees and annually thereafter, on or before the first day of October, make application to the State Entomologist for the registration of bees. The State Entomologist shall issue to such applicants a certificate of registration without a fee.

CAF Sustainability Folder

Chicks Ahoy Farm's Farmers & Leaders of Color (FLOC) members are compiling a public Sustainability Folder with research and information useful that has been useful to us. We hope it will be useful to other people starting local sustainability and farming projects. This is a Google Drive folder with public viewer access. If you do not please request access and we will take care of it.

This where we share research, presentations, other public education materials we create and collect. You can us this free public resource to find some help with chicken keeping, composting, herbal health, growing, planting and more.

CT Department of Revenue Services

myconneCT is the new Connecticut Department of Revenue Services’ (DRS) online portal to file tax returns, make payments, and view your filing history. myconneCT is one part of a multi-year, multi-phase information technology (IT) modernization initiative.

Register a new business, file returns and make payments without creating a myconneCT username. Available forms to file non-logged on include: Attorney Occupational Tax, Estate and Gift Tax, and Controlling Interest Tax. For other returns and filing options, login with your Connecticut Registration Number.

CT Secretary of State

The Office of the Secretary of the State works as a team to provide a wide range of services for the people and businesses of Connecticut. We are a repository of records for the State and provide important information and resources regarding business and commercial filings, elections, and authentication as prescribed by the constitution, and federal and state laws.  We seek to support business development opportunities, and foster a more inclusive political process by educating, informing and engaging communities in youth and civic preparation.

CT elicense Web Portal

The Connecticut eLicense web portal provides real-time access to over 800 credential types issued and regulated by the following State agencies. These credential types include licenses, registrations, permits, or certifications for individuals, organizations and facilities.

Census of Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Even small plots of land - whether rural or urban - growing fruit, vegetables or some food animals count if $1,000 or more of such products were raised and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the Census year. The Census of Agriculture, taken only once every five years, looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures. For America’s farmers and ranchers, the Census of Agriculture is their voice, their future, and their opportunity.

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), established in 1875, is the first agricultural experiment station in the United States. The main mission of the CAES is research. Programs also exist to educate the public and to transfer new findings to people trying to solve agricultural, public health, and environmental problems. A variety of state and federal laws and regulations deal with plants and insects being transported in interstate commerce. To arrange for inspections or to get more information on registrations or other requirements.

Connecticut Department of Agriculture

The mission of the Department of Agriculture is to foster a healthy economic, environmental and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting, and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural and aquacultural resources; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state's citizens of the diversity of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage and its contribution to the state's economy.

Cultivating Justice - EggUcation

Cultivating Justice is a community-led organization meeting community-identified needs around food security, land access, environmental justice, civic engagement, power building, and pathways towards agriculture for people underrepresented in Connecticut's farming community. Our goal is to nurture Connecticut's next generation of farmers of color.

EggUcation is Cultivating Justice's year round learning series to increase local people's confidence in trying a farming project. This learning series introduces people to field agriculture and the history of farming in the United States. Public free sessions are held where people can try out different things farming practices like composting, beekeeping, planting/growing and other urban sustainability and conservation.

DEEP Waste management - Solid Waste Management in Connecticut

Through Connecticut General Statutes Section 22a-228(b), Connecticut has formally adopted an integrated waste management hierarchy as a guiding framework for solid waste management efforts. Connecticut's system adheres to this hierarchy by emphasizing source reduction, recycling, composting, and energy recovery from solid waste, while relying on landfill disposal and incineration as a last resorts. The Connecticut Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy (CMMS) has replaced the former statewide Solid Waste Management Plan.

Composting and Organics Recycling These programs have helped keep food scraps, yard trimmings and grass out of the waste stream, reduce waste handling and disposal costs, return valuable nutrients to the soil, and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers, thereby decreasing non-point source pollution.

Department of Consumer Protection

To ensure a fair and equitable marketplace, safe products and services for consumers in the industries that we license, regulate and enforce.

Each year, the Department of Consumer Protection issues over 200,000 licenses, registrations, and permits for more than 200 types of jobs and businesses, including pharmacies, liquor stores, casinos, mobile home parks, electricians, home improvement contractors, lottery agents and real estate brokers, to name just a few. We also oversee food and beverage industries, to ensure safety and wholesomeness. We regulate gasoline retailers and home heating fuel dealers, and oversee the production and distribution of all prescription medication in the state.

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

DEEP has established five strategic goals that guide the work across our programs. The Department is organized into the Office of the Commissioner and three Branches.

Farm Service Agency - Connecticut

The Connecticut division of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers farmers a variety of assistance through farm programs, farm loans and ad hoc disaster programs. Our employees work with farmers daily to identify assistance we can provide for their specific operations.

Federal Service Desk

The Federal Service Desk is where to find help to get registered for and manage different government contracts and relationships that you may want to consider for your business. Some website the site can help you with are,,, and

Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice

Katal’s flagship training program is Building Leadership and Organizing Capacity (BLOC). The field of community organizing has grown and changed over the past 10 years. We at Katal want to see more community organizing and more people using community organizing tools. Our BLOC Program prioritizes the inclusion of young people, women and girls and people directly impacted by systemic problems who want to enter the community organizing field.

Minority Business Development Agency

MBDA invests in a national network of MBDA Business Centers, Specialty Centers, and Grantees. Our programs offer customized business development and industry-focused services to provide greater access to capital, contracts and markets.

MBDA Business Centers
MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Centers
MBDA Export Centers
MBDA Federal Procurement Center

Sales Tax Exemption for Farmers

Connecticut General Statutes - Section 12-412(63) Retail sales of tangible personal property used exclusively in agricultural production are exempt from sales and use taxes provided the purchase qualifies for an exemption and the purchaser has been issued a Farmer Tax Exemption Permit. In order to qualify for the sales tax exemption, a farmer must first apply with the Department of Revenue Service (DRS) by filing Form REG 8 .


SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. SCORE can help you start, grow or successfully exit a business. Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.

Small Business Administration

CT SBA offices provide help with Small Business Admin services including funding programs, counseling, federal contracting certifications, and disaster recovery. We can also connect you to our partner organizations, lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed.

State of CT Environment Committee

The Environment Committee has cognizance of those matters relating to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection that include conservation, recreation, pollution control, fisheries and game, state parks and forests, water resources and flood and erosion control; and all matters relating to the Department of Agriculture, including farming, dairy products and domestic animals.

System for Award Management

The System for Award Management ( is an official website of the U.S. Government. Register your entity or get a Unique Entity ID to get started doing business with the federal government.

There is no cost to use You can use this site to Register to do business with the U.S. Government; Update, renew, or check the status of your entity registration; Search for entity registration and exclusion record; Search for assistance listings (formerly; wage determinations (formerly; contract opportunities (formerly; and contract data reports (formerly part of

UCONN Farm Extension

UConn Extension has more than 100 years' experience strengthening communities in Connecticut and beyond. Our educators are ready to work together with your community. They are part of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System that connects the public with the research and resources of land-grant universities. UConn Extension is comprised of faculty and staff with Extension appointments across the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources’ nine departments. Extension programs advance innovative and sustainable agricultural methods to help expand production of a safe and abundant local food supply. We work with farmers from urban and rural areas, on land and sea.

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service Connecticut Field Office

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.

NASS is committed to providing timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

United States Dept of Agriculture

The USDA is the federal department that makes decisions on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. Their vision is “to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.”

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