Sen. Gordon Applauds CT Farm Transition Grant Awards to Four Farms of the 35th District

February 16, 2023

State Sen. Jeff Gordon (R-Woodstock) today applauded the recent Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) Farm Transition Grant (FTG) awards to four farms of the 35th District:


  • Echo Farm (Woodstock): $20,000 for two walk-in coolers and a wash/pack area
  • New Boston Beef (Thompson): $19,500 for a walk-in freezer and two reach-in freezers
  • Roaring Brook Farm (Ellington): $49,999 for modernization of a centennial dairy farm for energy efficiency, animal health and to promote a cleaner environment.
  • Union Bee Company (Union): $5,000 for milling logs for bee colony assembly


The grant program is offered to the state’s agricultural producers and cooperatives seeking to expand, diversify and improve their existing operation. CT DoAg awarded a total of $549,649 to 30 projects across the state this year through its FTG program to strengthen the economic viability of Connecticut farmers. There were four dynamic funding categories to address gaps and support farmers in times of growth and change.


Senator Gordon said, “I am pleased to see that four of our local farms were awarded Farm Transition Grants through our state’s Department of Agriculture. This funding enables local farmers to complete a strategic project, helping them to grow and adapt to a changing landscape. When they succeed, our region does as well.


“I want to thank CT DoAg for their commitment to supporting our state’s farmers. I look forward to continuing to work with them to ensure that Connecticut’s agricultural industry remains strong and vibrant.”