CT Women's Agricultural Network
WAgN's Mission Statement:
The Connecticut Women's Agricultural Network (WAgN) is committed to helping women succeed at starting, sustaining, and supporting agricultural related endeavors through educational programming and networking opportunities.
Join CT WAgN:
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Membership is open to all. CT WAgN offers a network of support to women who are currently farming, or want to, or have an agriculturally related business, such as specialty foods, restaurants, etc. Based on member needs and interests, CT WAgN offers speakers, educational and technical workshops, farm and business visits, and connections to a wide range of resources in the state and in New England.
An important dimension of the Network is the opportunity to connect with other women agricultural entrepreneurs to share experiences and skills. CT WAgN is modeled on successful WAgN groups in ME, VT, PA and other states.
Currently, network members are involved in production of cheese, blueberries, garlic Christmas trees, wool, flowers, wine, herbs and a host of other agricultural products in Connecticut. Participants come from urban, suburban and rural areas of the state, and also include food processors, chefs, farm to school personnel, farmers market masters, artisans, and others.
The CT WAgN Steering Committee consists of seven women from across the state, providing a grassroots perspective on the needs and interests of women in agriculture. CT WAgN is supported by the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education, the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, and the USDA Risk Management Agency.
This material is based upon work supported by USDA/CSREES under award number 2007-49200-03888