Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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April 16, 2024
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April 16, 2024

Senator Anwar Welcomes $100,000 Ellington Agriculture Grant

State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) today welcomed the recent announcement that Ellington’s Oakridge Dairy was named a recipient of the state Department of Agriculture’s Farmland Restoration, Climate Resiliency and Preparedness Grant. These grants have a focus on restoring and improving land with better soils; the funds can be used for capital investments to improve land’s resiliency or farming operations.

“Our state is looking forward to the demands of the future, and improving the diversity and quality of our farmlands will have benefits for decades to come,” said Sen. Anwar. “It’s encouraging to know Ellington’s Oakridge Dairy is making investments to improve its resources and prepare for tomorrow, and I’m grateful to state leaders for including our community in its support.”

“Connecticut’s agricultural producers have demonstrated a strong desire to implement sustainable farming practices to be part of the climate change solution while also mitigating the impacts of more extreme weather events,” said Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt. “Through these strategic investments, farmers will be able to conduct projects to improve soils for increased productivity and enhanced resilience.”

Ellington’s Oakridge Dairy LLC will receive $100,000 through this grant program in support of soil health and organic matter biodiversity, water management and capital improvements and purchases.

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