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Exchanging the Challenges of Military Service for the Challenges of Learning about Horticulture

By Nina Saeli / April 3, 2024

Tyler Evans explored what it meant to be part of the U.S. Marine Corps, and he lived with a mindset to defeat the challenges that hinder progress. After completing his…

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Farm Ops: High Tunnel Construction Workshop for Veterans

By Nina Saeli / April 1, 2024

This event is perfect for veterans who want to learn about high tunnels and their benefits, such as season extension, plant protection from extreme weather, and disease and insect prevention.…

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Farm Ops: Building a Flower Farm Strategy Event for Veterans

By Nina Saeli / February 20, 2024

Susan Orellana-Clark founded Bristol Hills Lavender and Flower Farm in 2016. While grieving the loss of her veteran husband, Susan found comfort and hope in working with soil and growing…

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Agricultural Basic Training for Farmers

By Nina Saeli / January 8, 2024

Armed to Farm returns to New York State to again assist veterans explore careers in agriculture. “I’m a veteran, and I want to be a farmer!” This statement comes in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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