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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 impacts of climate change on maple production, expand their value-added offerings, view the latest and greatest technologies in the trade show, and much more. The…

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Farm Ops Offering NYS Veteran Cohort for Tree Fruit Production Online Course

By Nina Saeli / August 18, 2023

Do you want to establish an orchard as part of your farm business? Or maybe you have an orchard that needs rehabilitation? Farm Ops, the Cornell Small Farms Program’s veteran project, assists veterans in building and sustaining their farm and agricultural businesses. Farm Ops is building the 2024 Tree Fruit Production Veteran Cohort. This cohort…

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Farm Ops Offering NYS Veteran Cohort for Starting at Square One Online Course

By Nina Saeli / August 18, 2023

Have you transitioned out of the military or are you getting ready to transition and still deciding what you want to do as a second career? Ever thought about working in an agricultural related job or starting a farm business? Farm Ops, the Cornell Small Farms Program’s veteran project, assists veterans in exploring agricultural and…

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Armed to Farm Returns to NYS, Veterans Can Now Apply

By Kacey Deamer / August 18, 2023

We are excited to announce that Armed to Farm, the week-long training for military veterans interested in agriculture, is returning to New York State this fall. Veterans can apply now to join the intensive learning experience. Hosted by the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Farm Ops project and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), the…

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NYS Farmer Veteran Training and Support Needs Assessment Survey

By Nina Saeli / June 27, 2023

Dear NYS Farmer Veterans, In an attempt to determine the training and support needs of farmer veterans in New York State regarding the Food Safety Moderation Act, Good Agricultural Practices Certification, and the writing/updating of Food Safety Plans, we have developed a short survey. If you are a farmer veteran producing fruits or vegetables, we ask…

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Veteran Well Being Workshop: Using Essential Oils to Make DIY Self-Care Products

By Sarah Bassman / June 26, 2023

When: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. What: This workshop is a hands-on wellness experience designed to teach veterans how to create their own customized collection of self-care products. Participants will learn how to make an essential oil roll-on for relaxation, an after-sun spray for soothing the skin, hand soap, bath salts,…

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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 you are a veteran interested in expanding your knowledge on small fruit production, taking a deep dive into grazing management, or increasing your knowledge on…

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Veteran In Person Workshop: Botanical Printing

By Sarah Bassman / June 6, 2023

In this incredibly dynamic and fun workshop you will be able to create your own one-of-a-kind silk scarf using a natural dyeing method called Botanical Printing! First, you will harvest flowers and plants grown by Sarah herself, then use them to print your own design onto textiles. This farm to fiber experience is magical and…

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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 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…

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Veteran Virtual Workshop: Foraging for Color

By Sarah Bassman / May 23, 2023

Come learn about foraging and cultivating dye plants with Sarah Gotowka of Luna Fiber Studio. In this packed 90 minute workshop, Sarah will discuss her successes and (many) failures with dye plants of the North Eastern United States. She will also provide in depth instructions on how to optimally grow several varieties that she has…

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