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Farm Ops Application: BF 120 Veggie Farming, Part I

This is an application to receive no fee enrollment into the BF 120 Veggie Farming, Part I online course, offered through the Farm Ops project.

Farm Ops will be providing the opportunity for 20 military veterans, residing in NY or NJ, to apply for free enrollment into the Cornell Small Farms online course, Veggie Farming, Part I. This course runs from Wednesday November 3, 2021 to Wednesday December 8, 2021.

Cornell Small Farms Online Course Free Enrollment: This will provide access to the course materials and enable you to participate in the instructor led online classroom sessions. Selection of approved applications may be based on your ability to complete the coursework, attend the instructor led classroom lectures, and attend the separate veteran learning cohort sessions. Previous selection for and failure to participate in trainings and other events can impact your selection for future opportunities. This opportunity is funded in part by the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Canandaigua VA Medical Center.

Farm Ops Veteran Learning Cohort Sessions:  Everyone that applies, even if not approved for enrollment into the online course at no cost, will be welcome to attend the Veteran Learning Cohort Sessions, which will be led by the online course instructor or other subject matter experts related to the course topic. These discussion sessions provide opportunities to collaborate with peers and enhance your learning experience. As you engage with your cohort members, you may be exposed to new careers, opinions, experiences, and ideas. Because you may have similar interests, goals, and/or experiences as some of your peers, being part of a cohort makes it easier to further network and build relationships.

Online Course Access: If your application is approved, you will receive enrollment instructions and be given a date by which you must enroll.

Application Closes: October 20, 2021

About BF 120 Veggie Production I: This course helps new and aspiring vegetable producers answer basic questions about site, soil and planning up through planting. Topics covered include soil health, crop layout and rotation, equipment, and financial aspects of vegetable production.

*If you would like assistance in enrolling at a facility near you, contact Dr. Paul Doughery at (585) 463-2674.
If you are retired from Cornell University or Cooperative Extension, please select your former appointment.
NOTE: The social definition of “race” has resulted in systemic institutional racism and made it more challenging for people of color to farm. We ask this question as one measure toward our goal of supporting ALL people who farm or want to farm. You can read more about this commitment in our Equity and Justice Statement on our About page.

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Nina Saeli

Nina retired from active duty in 2009. She and her husband, Jeffrey, own and operate Centurion Farm in Locke, NY. Nina also now works with the Cornell Small Farms Program as coordinator of our Farm Ops project supporting veterans in agriculture.
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