May 16th the Veterans Farm hosted our second workshop for 2015 with guest speakers from the USDA and other agriculture organizations. Topics included funding available to start your own agro-business and also discussion topics on lending, credit, land acquisition, lease tenures and building a sound business and marketing plan. If you’d like to find out how you can get involved in sponsoring one of our workshops or volunteering at an event please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also follow us on facebook for daily updates and upcoming training events at https://www.facebook.com/veterans.farm We’d like to give a special thanks to the USDA (NIFA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture for their continued support.
On March 7th 2015 the Veterans Farm hosted their first of 5 new beginning veteran farmer/rancher workshops for 2015. In attendance were over 219 veterans from all over the southeastern region. As a leader in training veterans for a career in agriculture it’s imperative that we expand our outreach and case management so that we can continue to grow and help more veterans, active duty and military spouse. The average age of a farmer is between 60-65 years of age and for ever 5-6 retiring there is only 1 young farmer taking their place. With this shortage of able young men and women willing to go into agriculture we will soon start to see a food shortage, and outsourcing of our food production to other countries. With this critical mission at hand who better to help fill this gap than our nations veterans. As the overwhelming response continues to grow the Veterans Farm looks towards bringing on new case managers to provide the resources these veterans need to be successful. We can’t do it alone though and we need your help. Please contact the Veterans Farm at email@example.com to see how you can support our program.