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UConn Gets Grant To Restart Training Program For Young Farmers

UConn Gets Grant To Restart Training Program For Young Farmers

A U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will allow the University of Connecticut to restart a training program for new farmers that had been stopped due to a lack of funding.

U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney announced the $597,598 grant on Thursday. With the federal money UConn will be able to bring back the program, called "Advancing the Business of Farming in Connecticut in Partnership with Agriculture Learning Centers," and provide support, education, mentoring and technical assistance to beginning farmers.

"Connecticut farming is booming and more and more farmers are making a living off the land," Murphy said in a...

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