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Farm Ops Offering Veteran Scholarships to the Forage and Pasture Management Workshop

By Nina Saeli / February 7, 2023

Do you want to get the most out of your pastures and hayfield?  Farm Ops offers support to veterans interested in attending the 2023 Forage and Pasture Management Workshop through a scholarship. Please click on the link below to learn more about this event happening on February 25, 2023. 2023 Forage and Pasture Management Workshop…

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Purple, pink, and white fibers woven in a loom

Weaving on a Tapestry Loom

By Sarah Bassman / January 17, 2023

You are applying to attend the in-person workshop on Weaving on a Tapestry Loom being held on February 25, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will accept applications through February 12th. Applicants will be notified by February 14th regarding acceptance.  Because we are purchasing class materials in advance, please let us know if you…

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Building a Loom with Upcycled Material: A Virtual Seminar for Military Veterans

By Sarah Bassman / December 15, 2022

Are you raising animals or growing plants for fiber? Have you considered making value added products using wool or other fibers? It is often assumed that weaving takes an incredible amount of space and money. Well, Sarah Gotowka is here to show you that anyone can weave easily and resourcefully from their own home! Join us…

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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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Farm Ops’ Cohort Learning Sessions Bring Veterans Together to Talk Ag

By Nina Saeli / July 4, 2022

During the Small Farm Program’s online course season, Farm Ops, our military veteran project, provided veterans with free enrollment into select on-line courses and conducted veteran learning cohort sessions to supplement the course material. It is commonly known that military veterans are drawn towards opportunities to learn and train together, but in early 2020 when…

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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 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, 2022 from 11:00am – 2:00 pm. You are welcome to stay from 2-3 pm to continue exploring the gardens and ask questions. We will walk…

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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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