Agriculture Commission

The Tolland Agriculture Commission was established to support and expand upon Tolland's agricultural heritage.  The Commission is charged by the Town Council with the following:

  • To research a "Right to Farm" ordinance for consideration by the Town Council,
  • To survey farmers/producers/landowners to update the inventory of agricultural land and working farms,
  • To work with farmers and town commissions for a greater understanding of agriculture,
  • To promote locally grown and produced agriculture products and their benefits,
  • To apply for grants to help the promotion of locally grown products and to help fund the preservation of agricultural land,
  • To research the best uses and management of town owned agricultural land and oversee those uses,
  • To serve as a central location for agricultural resources for farmers, the public and town commissions,
  • To work with animal control and public safety for emergency preparedness for livestock owners and sensitive agricultural structures such as greenhouses,
  • To advocate for more locally produced food in our school cafeterias,
  • To support groups and organizations in their pursuit of agricultural interests,
  • To work with the town to establish a process for use/lease of town owned agricultural land, and
  • To interface with the Farmer's Market for the promotion of locally grown products.

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Staff Contacts

NameTitlePhone Number

Director of Planning & Development

860-871-3601

Executive Secretary

860-871-3669

Commission Members

NameTitleTermParty
Linda Palmer

Chair

7/12//2016 - 7/09/2019

R

Debra Campbell

Member

7/12/2016 - 7/09/2019

D

Arden Tanner

Member

7/14/2015 - 7/09/2018

R

Sarah Farrell

Member

11/08/2016-7/09/2018

D

Board Vacancy

Member

7/09/2016 - 7/09/2019

Board Vacancy

Alternate

7/09/2016 - 7/09/2019

Board Vacancy

Alternate

7/09/2015 - 7/09/2018

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