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2017 NY Veterans in Agriculture Conference

Register now to attend a celebration of our state’s farmer veterans in Syracuse, NY on Nov 29th. The 2017 New York State Veterans in Agriculture Conference will take place from 9 am to 4:30 pm at the Arts & Home Center at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Following the conference, a networking reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 pm.

At this conference, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Network with other veterans who share an interest in agriculture
  • Connect with service providers committed to the success of farmer veteran agri-entrepreneurs
  • Attend targeted technical training on business and ag enterprise management
  • Celebrate what NY agriculture has to offer for grounding, healing and connecting with local communities

The day will include opening remarks from Commissioner Ball, a special announcement from the Farmer Veteran Coalition of New York, and networking and training sessions for both veterans and service providers. Join us in a celebration of our farmer-veterans and of those who serve military veterans and beginning farmers in New York State.

Advanced registration is encouraged to ensure available space for all interested attendees. Event registration costs $25. Partial scholarships are available for military veterans on an as needed basis. For questions or to apply for a scholarship, please contact Dean Koyanagi at 607-255-9911 or by November 1.

This event is hosted by the Cornell Small Farms Program and co-sponsored by Farm Credit East, the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.