Farm Ops Scholarship: 2023 Soil Health & Climate Resiliency Field Days

Soil biology, urban soil health, soil amendments, biochar applications, crop rotation, cover crops, pest and weed management, reduced tillage … what more could a farmer want to talk about? No matter if you are growing vegetables and field crops, grains, or fruit, somewhere in NYS there is a field day for you.

This event series from the New York Soil Health team and partner organizations includes eight separate field days occurring across NYS. Our Farm Ops project wants to support farmer veterans desiring to attend one of these events. This scholarship supports a NYS veteran’s attendance to one of the several field day events being offered summer 2023. Veterans may request reimbursement for mileage, registration fees (receipt required) and a $100 participation stipend to offset related hands soil unsplash

Eligibility. The scholarship recipient must be a U.S. military veteran, which includes those currently serving. Veterans must reside in New York state. This scholarship cannot be transferred to a non-veteran family member, although in most cases, field day coordinators allow family members to attend with you; check with the coordinator for the event in which you decide to register.

Those interested must first register to attend one of the field days, and then fill out the scholarship form below.

To learn about other offerings, visit the Farm Ops Scholarship page.

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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Bailey Colvin

Bailey joined the Small Farms Program in 2022 as a veterans project associate with Farm Ops. She has a fond appreciation for the sacrifices that our veterans, active-duty military members, and their families make for our country as many close to her have served. Her work supports veterans who wish to explore or further their agricultural ventures with educational resources, training, and opportunities to network with other farmer veterans. Her goal is that veterans ultimately find a renewed sense of purpose through agriculture in their communities.
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