Farm Ops Supports Veteran Attendance to 2024 Summer Cut Flower Field Day Series

sunflowers 8180147 1280Attend one of the five Summer Cut Flower Field Days from July 16-September 18 sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program. Participants will have the opportunity to visit five farms in the Capital region and learn from experts in the field. Topics will range from cover crops for flower production, lavender, and dahlia production.

Apply now for the Farm Ops scholarship which provides reimbursement for the registration fee and mileage to and from the event. Read more and click the links below to register for the specific workshop you would like to attend. You must register before filling out the veteran application below. You will need a digital copy of your registration in order to apply for the scholarship.

For program questions, contact: Jingjing Yin, or 518-429-8608.


July 16 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM | Cover Crops for Sunflower Production

August 8 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM | Lisianthus and Sunflowers – Registration coming soon

August 20 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM | Cover Crops for Cut Flowers

August TBA | 5:30 – 7:00 PM | Lavender – Registration coming soon

September 18 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Dahlias

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.