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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.

Farm Ops 2022-23 Cornell Small Farms Online Course Veteran Scholarship Application

By Nina Saeli / August 9, 2022

This is an application to receive no fee enrollment into one of the Cornell Small Farms’ online courses through the Farm Ops project.  These courses are offered from September 2022 to March 2023. You must know which course you wish to enroll in prior to filling out this application.

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Farm Ops Offering Veteran Scholarships to Attend the 2022 Silvopasture Showcase Tour

By Nina Saeli / August 1, 2022

“Within the practice of agroforestry, or mixing trees with agricultural production, the concept of silvopasture has some of the broadest appeal. Many farms already work with livestock, and making good use of forested land for multiple yields is highly beneficial to the farmer.”  Steve Gabriel. The USDA defines Silvopasture as the deliberate integration of trees and grazing…

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2022 Silvopasture Showcase Tour – Farm Ops Scholarship

By Nina Saeli / July 28, 2022

Fill out this form once you have registered to attend the tour. Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations. You must be a veteran that resides in the states of NY.

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2022 Soil Health & Climate Resiliency Field Days – Farm Ops Scholarship

By Nina Saeli / June 7, 2022

Fill out this form once you have registered to attend one of the 2022 Soil Health & Climate Resiliency Field Day events and intend to submit paperwork for the Farm Ops scholarship. You must be a veteran that resides in the states of NY or NJ.

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Farm Ops Offering Veteran Scholarships for Soil Health & Climate Resiliency Field Days

By Nina Saeli / June 6, 2022

Field day events will be occurring across NYS throughout July and August! Soil health, crop rotation, cover crops, 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.…

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Veteran Virtual “Growing and Using Herbs” Workshop

By Nina Saeli / April 19, 2022

This application is closed. Please view our Farm Ops Event Series page to see upcoming opportunities for veterans.  

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Farm Ops Expanding to Reach Military Veterans

By Nina Saeli / April 4, 2022

The Cornell Small Farms Program’s veterans in agriculture project is working with local Cornell Cooperative Extensions to in-person workshops. For the first time since March 2020, when the COVID pandemic swept across NYS, the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Farm Ops project brought military veterans together for three in-person workshops beginning in October 2021. Although still…

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Farm Ops Application: BF 153 Indoor Specialty Mushroom Production

By Nina Saeli / January 18, 2022

This application is closed. Please view our Farm Ops Event Series page to see upcoming opportunities for veterans.  

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Farm Ops Application: BF 138 Getting Started with Pastured Pigs

By Nina Saeli / October 28, 2021

This application is closed. Please view our Farm Ops Event Series page to see upcoming opportunities for veterans.

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Farm Ops Application: BF 120 Veggie Farming, Part I

By Nina Saeli / October 4, 2021

This application is closed. Please view our Farm Ops Event Series page to see upcoming opportunities for veterans.

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