Presentation to explore farming in Fairfield County

The Watermark at 3030 Park, Bridgeport, will host a presentation on present-day farming in Fairfield County on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m.

The presentation will feature guest speaker Joan Nichols, Director of member relations and community outreach at the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association. She will discuss the changing face of agriculture within Connecticut and what it takes on a daily basis to keep local farms, large or small, up-and-running.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our residents and guests to learn more about the farming industry as it pertains to where they live,” said Edward Roman, executive director of The Watermark at 3030 Park. “We hope this fun and original program will help give people a greater appreciation of the farming industry within our state.”

The Connecticut Farm Bureau Association is a nonprofit, 5,000-member organization dedicated to farming and the future of Connecticut farms. The association was formed in 1919 and has since served its members by advocating for agriculture and education on issues that keep farm families productive and in business.

Nichols has been a member of the CFBA for 20 years, and has been employed by them for the past five years. She works extensively on land use issues as they relate to farms, specifically regarding planning and zoning regulations, conservation and development and right to farm laws.

This event is free and open to the public, however, reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Tracy Ann Samuel at The Watermark at 203-373-6311.