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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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Farm Ops Application: BF101 Starting at Square One

By Nina Saeli / August 20, 2021

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

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Farm Ops Opens Next Round of Veteran Learning Cohort Workshops

By Kacey Deamer / April 1, 2021

Our Farm Ops project is continuing to find ways to support veterans interested in agriculture amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Recently the project expanded its offering of virtual workshops to “Veteran Learning Cohorts.” These cohorts bring together a group of veterans interested in agriculture to progress through an educational workshop together. Military veterans currently enrolled…

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Farm Ops Offering Veteran Learning Cohort Workshops

By Kacey Deamer / February 15, 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped farmers from farming, nor has it stopped the work of our Farm Ops project to support veterans interested in agriculture. Last year we started offering virtual workshops, and we are continuing these offerings through 2021.  Our Farm Ops project’s “Veteran Learning Cohorts” bring together a group of veterans interested…

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Farm Ops Trainings for Veterans Go Virtual for 2020

By Anna Birn / July 1, 2020

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, farming hasn’t stopped and neither has the work of our Farm Ops project. Due to current restrictions to in-person workshops, Farm Ops is offering virtual workshops through February 2021. These workshops have been adapted from our typical hands-on trainings, providing learning and engagement opportunities while participants complete the workshops remotely. Participants…

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In the News: Koyanagi Describes Farm Ops Partnerships, Support Across NYS

By Kelsie Raucher / March 2, 2020

With a recent expansion of the Canandaigua VA Medical Center’s “VA Farms” project, the Bath, NY VA Medical Center, will now be a second location for the project’s offerings. Our veterans project associate, Dean Koyanagi, was interviewed by WETM18 and provided insight on farmer-veteran programs.  The Canandaigua VA contracted our Farm Ops project to deliver…

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