by George Looby
The Eastern Connectocit Resource, Conservation and Development Area, Inc. held its Annual Meeting on Monday, June 24 at the Tolland Agriculture Center located in Vernon, CT. President John Guszkowsky opened the meeting shortly after 11 a.m. citing some of the accomplishments of the past year. The organization has grown to encompass almost two thirds of the towns in the state and is ready to accept those in the western half of the state who are supportive of the mission of the organization. In its mission statement it states that it champions partnerships and initiatives that sustain our natural and agricultural resources while strengthening our economy. The vision of the organization is that it be recognized as a leader in promoting and facilitating the promotion and support of agriculture in eastern Connecticut.
President Guszkowsky reviewed the way in which the organization has grown and thanked all of those who played a part in that growth. He spoke about the emphasis that has been placed on soil health and the Agvocate program. A highlight of the morning’s activities was the recognition of the Partnership Award recipients. The president was recognized for his leadership role in bringing together the many groups that make up the organization and focusing them on achieving the goals of the Eastern CT RC&D. Also recognized were Heidi Cerrigione, Ray Covino and Dawn Pindell. Each of these individuals has played a significant role in advancing the cause and mission of the organization. Continue reading
by George Looby