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Farmland Preservation


Bill Hawkins, AICP
Director of Planning & Development
Eleanor Binns
Administrative Assistant

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

230C Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078

(860) 668 3848

Red barn with fall trees arching over it.

Interested in preserving your farmland?  Contact Director of Planning & Development Bill Hawkins.

I would rather be on my farm, than be emperor of the world.

George Washington

Plan of Conservation & Development

The 1999 Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) set the stage for farmland preservation and the desire to protect Suffield's rich agricultural heritage and rural character. This desire still persists today and is evident in the 2010 POCD.


2010 Plan of Conservation & Development

Suffield Farmland Preservation/Open Space Stats
  • Suffield #2 in Connecticut for Farmland Preservation
  • Preserved Farmland:
    • @ 2,200 acres
    • 8% of Suffield's land area
  • Protected/Managed Open Space:
    • @ 1,500 acres
  • Total Preserved/Protected Land:
    • @ 14% of Suffield's land area
  • For more information:
    CT Farmland Preservation


Suffield Farmland Preservation in the News!

10/25/17 Connecticut Weekly Agricultural Report