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Tricia Park | Farmer Veteran

By Claire Norman / January 16, 2018

Tricia Park joined the United States Air Force after high school where she served two tours at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey and was an Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic. Joining…

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Kevin Miller | Farmer Veteran

By Claire Norman / January 16, 2018

Kevin Miller served in the U.S. Army for 15 years. He was medically retired in 2013 after sustaining injuries in Afghanistan that led to a leg amputation. Since retiring, Kevin…

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CCE Helps Veteran Farmers Grow Their Dream

By Claire Norman / January 10, 2018

Peter and John both farmed as young boys and decided to get back into it after retiring from the military. With the help of Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialist Nancy Glazier,…

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Veterans and Their Families

Veterans and Their Families Learn about Local Agriculture Straight from the Farmer’s Mouth

By Alyssa Couse / January 8, 2018

Attendees toured Cross Island Farms to gain inspiration from a diverse farm operation. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County recently hosted its second farm tour for veterans, active duty military…

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Elly’s Acres Farmer Veteran Tour

By Claire Norman / December 20, 2017

John Lamondes purposely chose to venture into farming after retiring from 27 years of service in the United States Military. Farming became a life-long goal of his after working on…

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Centurion Farm Farmer Veteran Tour

By Claire Norman / December 19, 2017

Centurion Farm is owned and operated by Nina and Jeffrey Saeli, veterans of the United States Military. After retiring from many years of service, they moved to New York and…

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2017 NY Veterans in Agriculture Conference

By Dean Koyanagi / October 6, 2017

The Cornell Small Farms Program and New York Farmer Veteran Coalition will be hosting a celebration of our state’s farmer veterans in Syracuse, NY on Nov 29th. The 2017 New York…

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Farm Ops Veterans are Armed to Farm

By Kat McCarthy / October 2, 2017

Veterans in New York participate in agricultural training opportunities across the state, growing skills and strengthening community connections. Walking into classroom 167 at SUNY Adirondack on July 31, the average…

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Veteran Trainings in Agroforestry in 2017

By Dean Koyanagi / January 11, 2017

Cornell Small Farms offer Statewide Agroforestry Trainings for Veterans in 2017 The Cornell Small Farms Program, with support from New York State and the USDA, announces three trainings in agroforestry…

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2015 BFLN Meeting – NYS Veterans in Agriculture Program

By Dean Koyanagi / September 8, 2015

October 26th, 2015 – The Century House, Latham, NY This meeting brought together over 50 agriculture and military service providers to network and learn from each other about how to…

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