first meeting was held in a barn in Woodbridge, CT. After that, we held
meetings for the board of directors at individuals homes for about two
years. Then at the Agricultural Extension Service in Wallingford, CT. We
eventually moved the meetings to the Connecticut Agricultural Station
in New Haven.
Our first conference was held at the Waverly Inn in Cheshire, CT. As the attendance grew, we moved to larger facilities.
The association was started by thirteen individuals and now we have over 200 members.
first conference was attended by about 120 individuals and five
In recent years the CGKA Conference & Exhibit Hall has drawn as many as over 1,200 people and we have had almost
200 exhibitors during busy years. In 2015 the Conference was held at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, it had 325 registered attendees and 29 exhibitors.