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20th Anniversary of Celebrate Ag

By Article From WINY Radio

  OCTOBER 9, 2020 --

From WINY Radio:  The Celebrating Agriculture 20th Anniversary Kick-Off Event was held at Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm in Sterling on Tuesday morning, September 1, jump-starting a month long celebration, which went through the end of September. 

Rick and Katie Hermonot of Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm hosted the event, which was attended by Governor Ned Lamont, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt, and many local elected officials. Governor Lamont, who officially proclaimed September 1st as Celebrating Agriculture Day, spoke with WINY, and shared why he believes celebrating, promoting, and embracing agriculture is so critical to the state of Connecticut.  

“This is what Connecticut was all about 300 plus years ago,” said Lamont. “This is what Connecticut still is. This is our history, this is our heritage. And by the way, Connecticut fresh delivered right to the consumer, right to your restaurant, right to the farm-stand, makes us unique. It is really special. Support your farmer.”   

With the traditional Celebrating Agriculture Day at the Woodstock Fairgrounds canceled due to the ongoing pandemic, the event has been modified to a virtual format. This year, participants are invited to submit agriculture related videos, including farms tours, appreciation, and recipes. Videos and other information will be shared throughout the month on the Celebrating Agriculture Facebook and YouTube pages.

Note:  The Hermonots are members of Ekonk Comm. Grange #89


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