Securing Funding for our Students

February 10, 2023

I'm proud to have led the effort to utilize $60 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to ensure every child in Connecticut can access free school lunches for the remainder of the school year. Equitable access to proper nutrition in school is necessary to supporting a child's ability to learn and thrive.

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Farmland Restoration Program Grant- Oakridge Farm

February 2, 2023

I am pleased to announce that Oakridge Farm in Ellington has been selected as one of 21 farms across the state to receive the Farmland Restoration Program (FLRP) grant. Oakridge Farm was awarded this grant to fund the dredging of drainage ditches, a key process in maintaining high soil quality and increasing yields for livestock feed crops.

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Extreme Cold Forecasted for CT

January 31, 2023

Extreme cold weather is expected in the coming days across the state. It is important to be mindful that with it brings increased risks to ourselves and our communities.

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Funding Opportunity for Dairy Farmers

January 23, 2023

I wanted to make you aware of an available funding opportunity from the Connecticut Milk Promotion Board (CTMPB). Administered by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAG), the CTMPB will make up to $660,000 available for programming in fiscal years 2024 and 2025.

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