birdThis committee was formed in 2010 to recognize and protect agriculture in our committee. This committee is part of the Conservation of Natural Resources Commission and it meets at 6:30 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the East Lyme High School Commons. (no July or December meetings)

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Our mission is to promote Agriculture and Agri-business as the definition of Agriculture per C.G.S. 19a-341, in accordance with the 2010 P.O.C D. (Plan of Conservation and Development); in our Farm friendly town. This committee seeks to foster initiatives that benefit the town and our citizens.

Goals to promote Agriculture include:

  • Celebrate East Lyme exhibit
  • Education and information for our community through events for our townspeople and public at large
  • Tours of local farms
  • Equestrian trail rides
  • Identification of local farms through mapping to promote Agri-business
  • Pursuit of Agricultural Viability Grants
  • To recognize the contributions farms make to our environment, the green movement, and retention of Open space while still contributing to town revenue

(Photos by Mara Lavitt.)