New Haven

County Farm Bureau

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Welcome to the New Haven County Farm Bureau !

One of 8 County Farm Bureaus in Connecticut


 

Connecticut Statutes Regarding Farm Property Tax Exemptions


 

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Purpose

The purpose of Farm Bureau is to make the business of farming more profitable, and the community a better place to live. Farm Bureau should provide an organization in which members may secure the benefits of unified efforts in a way which could never be accomplished through individual effort.

About Farm Bureau

Mission - To implement policies that are developed by members and provide programs that will improve the financial well-being and quality of life for farmers and ranchers.

Families - More than 4.9 million families in 50 states and Puerto Rico belong to Farm Bureau. The American Farm Bureau Federation AFBF) is the nation's largest farm organization.

Productive - Farm Bureau members produce most of your food, the fiber that goes in your clothes, the corn that produces ethanol to help your gasoline burn cleaner, and even the soybean oil used to make ink for the newspapers you read.

Politically active - but nonpartisan. Farm Bureau seeks to further its members' goals. Farm Bureau is involved in local, state, national and international issues that affect its members.

Speaking out - Farm Bureau is the voice of farmers and ranchers in local meetings, at state legislatures and in the nation's capital.

Grassroots - Members at the county level provide direction all the way to the national organization.

Non-governmental - Farm Bureau is a voluntary organization of member families joining together to solve common problems.

You - You and those families interested in the welfare of our farmers and ranchers are invited to join. Individuals, working together, make a difference.

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Growing for more than 81 years

In 1919, a small group of farmers from 30 states gathered in Chicago and founded the American Farm Bureau Federation. Their goal _ speaking for themselves through their own national organization. Farm Bureau soon became a voice for agriculture at the national level.

The purpose of Farm Bureau is to make the business of farming more profitable, and the community a better place to live. Farm Bureau should provide an organization in which members may secure the benefits of unified efforts in a way which could never be accomplished through individual effort.

This statement of Farm Bureau's purpose, drafted in 1920, is just as fitting today as members speak out on issues that concern the nation's farmers and ranchers.


Growing from the grassroots

To understand Farm Bureau it is important to start at the local rather than national level. It is in the 2,800-plus county Farm Bureaus where programs are developed to meet the needs of farm families. Farm Bureau relies on its member families for strength and direction. Thousands of volunteer leaders serve on county Farm Bureau boards and committees. From social outings and educational workshops to political action and community forums, Farm Bureau offers programs and services for the entire family.

Just as members form county Farm Bureaus, county Farm Bureaus are the basis for state Farm Bureaus. Once county Farm Bureaus set policies, they select voting delegates to voice their beliefs at state Farm Bureau annual meetings. These delegates determine which policies submitted by the county Farm Bureaus, and in some cases by commodity committees, will provide the direction for the state Farm Bureau. Farmers and ranchers serve as the officers and directors of state Farm Bureaus and work, with the help of paid staff, to carry out the policies of the organization.

After states adopt their policies, they name delegates to represent them at the AFBF annual meeting. Policies adopted by voting delegates govern the American Farm Bureau. These policies deal with many issues _ use of natural resources, taxation, property rights, services to the farm community, trade, food safety and quality, and a host of topics that affect rural America.


Contact Information

NHCFB

900 Northrup Rd.

Wallingford, CT06437

E-Mail the NHC Farm Bureau

Office phone

203-269-0151

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Membership Categories

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* Farms in the News
* Legislative Issues

* Farmers on TV

* More Farmers on TV

* Agricultural Links

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Copyright © 2008, New Haven County Farm Bureau

Developed by Keith Bishop
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