Preserving a Family Legacy

Meet John Wolchesky, Jr., a Connecticut farmer managing the same land his family has worked since 1924. John partnered with USDA to protect his land through an agricultural easement that became official in December 2018. Today, he grows vegetables and hay on the land he knows can never be developed.

 John Wolchesky, Jr. standing in front of his family rock for Wolchesky Farm.

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