Scholarships for Educational Workshops and Online Courses
Farm OPS strives to provide access to resources and training events for veterans pursuing careers in agriculture in New York State. With funding from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, we currently are offering scholarships to veterans and active duty military personnel who attend educational events and workshops. The program currently offers up to $100 in reimbursement on eligible costs for agricultural trainings on a first come, first serve basis, while funds are available. At this time, eligible costs include travel expenses and registration for trainings (i.e. hotel, mileage, event registration).
To learn more about this opportunity, and determine if you are eligible for a scholarship to a specific event, please contact Dean Koyanagi by email or at 607-255-9911.
Should the event be eligible, you will be asked to complete and return a travel reimbursement form, copies of receipts, and an event evaluation form. Please note that reimbursements are based on actual expenses, up to, but not automatically totaling $100. Intensive, several-day training events may be eligible for a higher reimbursement rate.
Farm Ops is also pleased to offer partial scholarships, with funding from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, for military veterans to take our online courses. The courses, normally $250, will be offered to veterans for $125. The course offerings and schedules can be viewed here. If you are eligible and would like to apply for a scholarship, contact Erica.
Registration is limited and will be offered first come, first served. Participants will be asked to complete a targeted survey at the end of the course as well as 6 months from completion, to determine the effect on their operation.