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Connecticut

Financing

Connecticut Business Management Guide
Created By: University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension System
Description: This guide has chapters discussing how to choose which legal form to use to operate a farm, how to obtain financing, farm related tax rules, and the insurance issues inherent in managing a farm in Connecticut.

Insurance

Connecticut Business Management Guide
Created By: University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension System
Description: This guide has chapters discussing how to choose which legal form to use to operate a farm, how to obtain financing, farm related tax rules, and the insurance issues inherent in managing a farm in Connecticut.

Land Acquisition

Connecticut Business Management Guide
Created By: University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension System
Description: This guide has chapters discussing how to choose which legal form to use to operate a farm, how to obtain financing, farm related tax rules, and the insurance issues inherent in managing a farm in Connecticut.
Connecticut Farmland Information Center
Created By: American Farmland Trust and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
Description: This resource contains information on how to transfer farmland, estate planning, and leasing options, including sample lease agreements. It also contains information searchable by state so users can find laws, literature, statistics and contacts that are relevant to the particular state in which they are interested.
Connecticut Farmland Leasing Guide
Created By: American Farmland Trust
Description: This resource contains a downloadable PDF guide intended to walk farmers through the legal and practical considerations involved in leasing farmland. The document also provides case studies of successful community farms that have been established in Connecticut. Viewers can watch a webinar on leasing farmland in Connecticut and learn about the practical and legal considerations in drafting a lease. There is list of resources at the end, including the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association’s website.

State Statutes

Connecticut State Statutes
Created By: the Connecticut State Legislature
Description: This website contains all state statutes for Connecticut. Of particular interest to those seeking to sell, rent or purchase farmland are Title 22 – Agriculture and Domestic Animals, Title 25 – Water Resources, Flood and Erosion Control, Title 33 – Corporations and Title 34 dealing with partnerships. Land and land title law can be found in Title 47 and landlord tenant law can be found in Title 47a.

Taxation

Connecticut Business Management Guide
Created By: University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension System
Description: This guide has chapters discussing how to choose which legal form to use to operate a farm, how to obtain financing, farm related tax rules, and the insurance issues inherent in managing a farm in Connecticut.
Connecticut’s Farm Taxation Laws – PA 490
Created By: Connecticut Farm Bureau Association
Description: This resource contains information about Connecticut’s taxation, right to farm laws and local ordinances. It contains information concerning Connecticut’s taxation laws and the preservation of farm, forest or open space, commonly referred to as "PA 490." Users can download the PA 490 form and partake in a webinar on how to fill out the forms.
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