Doug McCrory


Doug McCrory



March 26, 2024
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Senator McCrory Celebrates Agricultural Grant for the Hartford County 4-H Fair

Sen. Doug McCrory, D-Hartford, celebrated news this week that the Connecticut Department of Agriculture had awarded the Hartford County 4-H Fair a $36,900 grant to promote agricultural education.

The grant is intended to support an effort to use the 4-H fair as a venue to raise youth awareness of farm-related careers in Connecticut through initiatives like guest speakers from the agricultural community and hands-on training and competitions.

“This funding will enhance the Hartford County 4-H program’s capacity to highlight viable farming careers for our youth and will complement the important work of our region’s vocational and agricultural schools,” Senator McCrory, co-chair of the legislature’s Education Committee, said. “I welcome this grant and look forward to educational programming that will help inspire a generation of future farmers.”

The award comes from the agency’s 2024 Agricultural Enhancement Program and was one of 21 projects to receive funding as part of a statewide effort totaling more than $531,000 to improve agricultural viability.

The grant program, formerly known as Farm Viability Grants, supports municipalities, regional councils of governments, and nonprofit organizations that bolster the agricultural sector’s strength and productivity.

Contact: Hugh McQuaid | | 860-634-4651
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