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UConn Extension is helping agricultural producers in Connecticut enhance water security and prepare for drought. We offer a variety of resources for those interested in water management and optimizing irrigation efficiency. We have worked with vegetable, fruit, nursery, greenhouse and dairy operations to support increased production and strategic water systems design.

In¬†February 2016, we launched the first statewide agricultural water survey. The survey, the first effort to document water use in Connecticut agriculture, and subsequent water metering datasets, are being used to establish baseline standards for water use for all types of agricultural operations in each of the state’s eight counties.

Throughout 2016 and 2017, we supported farmers with technical assistance in irrigation management and connected them to funds available through NRCS EQIP for water wells, irrigation pipeline, groundwater testing and other water-related conservation practices.

We continue to speak with farmers about these issues and encourage you to contact Angie Harris (angie@uconn.edu) if you believe your farm might benefit from our work.

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Contact Us

Phone: (860) 486-7176
angie@uconn.edu
Address: 1376 Storrs Road, U-4036
Storrs, CT 06269