Sen. Logan, Lawmakers Honor Bethany Farmer

March 23, 2018

Sen. George S. Logan (at left) on Mar 21 joined with state lawmakers and the governor at the State Capitol to honor Lars Demander (center) of Clover Nook Farm in Bethany on being chosen as Connecticut’s Outstanding Young Farmer of 2018.  Demander was joined at the event by family and friends.  The Outstanding Young Farmer Award is given annually by the Connecticut Agricultural Information Council as part of the festivities surrounding Connecticut Agriculture Day.  Candidates are selected based on their achievements in their agricultural enterprises, involvement in the agriculture industry and their community, and their work on soil and water conservation projects.  The purpose of the Outstanding Young Farmers program is to bring about a greater interest in the farmer to foster better urban-rural relations through the understanding of the farmers’ endeavors, to develop a further appreciation for their contributions and achievements, and to inform the agribusiness community of the growing urban awareness of the farmers’ importance and impact on America’s economy. The state winner is invited to compete in the National Outstanding Young Farmers Program, which is sponsored by John Deere.  Sen. Logan ( represents Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge. He can be reached at [email protected] and 800-842-1421.