Posts by 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.

Farm Ops Offering Scholarships for NYS Mid-Winter Maple Classic Conference

By Bailey Colvin / October 13, 2023

Farm Ops, the Cornell Small Farms Program’s veteran project, is offering 5 scholarships to attend the Maple Classic Conference. Participants will learn ways to optimize their current operation, understand the…

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Farm Ops to Offer Scholarships for Trainings, Workshops and Conferences

By Bailey Colvin / June 20, 2023

Our project for veterans in agriculture, Farm Ops, wants to support our NYS veterans in their agricultural pursuits and our current NYS farmer veteran’s expansion of their farm businesses. If…

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Farm Ops Scholarship Application: Training/Event of Your Choice

By Bailey Colvin / June 14, 2023

Scholarship Application for In-person Educational Training, Workshop, or Conferences of Your Choice This scholarship offers funds for NYS veterans to attend agricultural trainings, workshops and/or conferences. Each scholarship has individual…

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

By Bailey Colvin / June 1, 2023

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…

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Veteran Scholarship – NYS Fiber Conference

By Bailey Colvin / May 18, 2023

This one day conference is open to new and beginning animal fiber producers who are looking for additional information to better make educated decisions regarding what species and breed of…

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Farm Ops Scholarship: Learning About Livestock Guardian Dogs

By Bailey Colvin / February 23, 2023

This scholarship is to join veteran spouse, Lori Davis at Empty Pockets Ranch on April 8, 2023 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. to learn more about Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGD).Lori…

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Farm Ops Scholarship: Mushroom Farming 101

By Bailey Colvin / February 23, 2023

This scholarship is to join farmer veteran, David DeLaMater and his wife Mary at Dough Haven Farm on either  April 21 or April 22, 2023. David and Mary will share…

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Farmer Veteran Allison Lavine’s Pathway to Farming

By Bailey Colvin / January 6, 2023

Farmer veteran, Allison Lavine, recounts the path that led her from civilian life, to the military, to her current career as a farmer at ZiegenVine Homestead. Since 2014, Allison Lavine…

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Veteran Registration for the Free In-Person Workshop “Exploring Culinary and Medicinal Herbs”

By Bailey Colvin / May 31, 2022

Would you like to expand your use of culinary and medicinal herbs? Join the Farm Ops team, Nina and Bailey, at Centurion Farm, LLC in Locke, NY on August 20,…

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