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In the News: Farm Ops Featured this Veteran’s Day

The Farm Ops project of the Cornell Small Farms Program provides expertise and community for veterans interested in agriculture across New York State. Connecting veterans with the Armed to Farm conference is often a first step in providing agricultural training and farm tours. If veterans want to make the transition into farming, the Small Farms Program … Read More

Veterans and Their Families Learn about Local Agriculture Straight from the Farmer’s Mouth

Attendees toured Cross Island Farms to gain inspiration from a diverse farm operation. by Alyssa Couse Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County recently hosted its second farm tour for veterans, active duty military and families.  The first tour was held back in May at Center Dale Farm, which is a veteran owned and run Angus … Read More

Farm Ops Veterans are Armed to Farm

Veterans in New York participate in agricultural training opportunities across the state, growing skills and strengthening community connections. by Kat McCarthy Walking into classroom 167 at SUNY Adirondack on July 31, the average person wouldn’t know from a quick visual observation that there were two unifying features of the 2017 Armed to Farm cohort. Twenty-five … Read More