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Empty Pockets Ranch LLC – A Veteran Owned Family Farm

By Nina Saeli / April 18, 2023

After 10 years in the Army, three tours in Iraq, and the responsibility of leading Soldiers, veteran Josh David, realized an office job was not for him, and through his…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Purple, pink, and white fibers woven in a loom

Weaving on a Tapestry Loom

By Sarah Bassman / January 17, 2023

Do you currently or are you planning to raise animals or crops for fiber? Ever wonder what your options for using that fiber might be? One option is to make…

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Farmer Veteran Allison Lavine’s Pathway to Farming

By Bailey Colvin / January 6, 2023

Farmer veteran, Allison Lavine, recounts the path that led her from civilian life, to the military, to her current career as a farmer at ZiegenVine Homestead. Since 2014, Allison Lavine…

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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…

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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…

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