From Center for Rural Affairs …. http://www.cfra.org/veteran_farmers_project
Returning veterans and rural America can keep each other strong.
The Veteran Farmers Project offers:
- Workshops conducted by expert speakers on topics in agriculture and finance
- Farm Tours from experienced farmers demonstrating production, marketing, and decision making
- Individual Consultations with professionals for financial and production advice
- HelpLine for phone and email inquiries, resources, and support
In the last 10 years, almost a million of our military’s servicemen and servicewomen have come from rural communities. As these veterans return home, they bring with them an opportunity to employ their passion, discipline, and sense of service to revitalize America’s small farms and rural communities.
America’s farmers and rural communities are aging, and few new farmers are getting started. By returning to their farming roots, veterans can carry on the proud tradition of small American family farms.
The Veteran Farmers Project provides veterans with the business and agriculture education that can help them become successful farmers. By creating sound farm businesses that tap into high value markets, returning veterans can reintegrate gracefully and fruitfully into America’s rural communities.
Workshops Learn from experts about topics in agriculture and business:
- Specialty crops and livestock
- Land access, financing, crop insurance, high value crop production and marketing
- State-level and USDA programs and organizations for beginning farmers
- Resources for disabled veteran-farmers
Workshops are free of charge, and lunch will be provided at no cost.
March 19, 9:00-5:00 Pottorff Hall, Cico Park 1710 Avery Avenue Manhattan, KS 66503
March 20, 9:00-5:00 Johnson County Community College, Capitol Federal Conference Center - 12345 College Boulevard Overland Park, KS 66210