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Veteran In Person Workshop: Botanical Printing

By Sarah Bassman / June 6, 2023

Sarah Gotowka, owner of Luna Fiber Studio, is a practicing textile artist and instructor. She has been weaving since 2005, and has been growing natural dyes since 2010. Sarah has been in partnership with Nathaniel and Emily Thompson of Remembrance Farm for over 6 years and has a small dye plot within this local organic…

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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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Baskets containing foraged flowers for dying fabric.

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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Veteran Scholarship – NYS Fiber Conference

By Bailey Colvin / May 18, 2023

This one day conference is open to new and beginning animal fiber producers who are looking for additional information to better make educated decisions regarding what species and breed of animal to raise and their efforts to produce, use or market their animal’s fiber. Participants will leave with a better understanding of what they can…

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Farmer Veterans: Starting at Square One

By Nina Saeli / April 3, 2023

Military service generates multiple transitions points for veterans, and these experiences can support a veteran’s transition into agriculture.   The life transition into the military begins the day individuals raise their right hand. On that day, a person becomes one of a small percentage of Americans, who enter military service. Not to sound dramatic but just…

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Farm Ops Scholarship: Learning About Livestock Guardian Dogs

By Bailey Colvin / February 23, 2023

This scholarship is to join veteran spouse, Lori Davis at Empty Pockets Ranch on April 8, 2023 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. to learn more about Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGD).Lori will guide through deciding whether a LGD is right for you, basic care, potential issues that may arise, training techniques, and the different breeds and…

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Veteran Virtual Seminar: Aromatherapy for Emotional Health

By Nina Saeli / February 23, 2023

Aromatherapy, also known as essential oil therapy, is defined as a holistic healing treatment that uses essential oils to improve the health of the body, mind and spirit. Essential oils are natural oils using plant extracts. They are made by steaming or pressing different parts of a plant, which then captures the compound which produces…

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Farm Ops Scholarship: Mushroom Farming 101

By Bailey Colvin / February 23, 2023

This scholarship is to join farmer veteran, David DeLaMater and his wife Mary at Dough Haven Farm on either  April 21 or April 22, 2023. David and Mary will share about their farming experiences, basics on cultivating mushrooms, and potential health benefits. Participants will also view how they utilize logs from Timber Stand Improvement (TSI)…

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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

Applications for this event are closed. Contact us at or   if you have questions. Thank you.   

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