Beginning Farmer Veteran Workshop

National AgrAbility Project and Purdue University’s Indiana Beginning Farmer program are teaming up to host a free Beginning Farmer Veteran Workshop. The event is taking place on July 30 at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette and provides military veterans, active duty members, as well as their families, the opportunity to learn more about how to start and operate a farm in Indiana.

What: Beginning Farmer Veteran Workshop

When: Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Beck Agricultural Center (4540 U.S. 52 W., West Lafayette, IN 47906)

According to Purdue’s website, sessions will cover the business and production side of agriculture and include the following topics: livestock management, small fruit and vegetable production, equipment for small farms, business planning, beekeeping, regulatory requirements and marketing for meat and food sales and forestry.

Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to network with Purdue Extension educators, as well as learn about programs that are available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The event is free and lunch/refreshments will be provided, at no cost. To register, go to https://edustore.purdue.edu/wk_rules.asp?itemID=22553. Space is limited.

For more information about the workshop or other farmer veteran programs, please contact:

Cindy Chastain

765-496-2377

chastai1@purdue.edu.

For more information about the Indiana Beginning Farmer program, please ontact:

Kevin Gibson

765-496-2161

kgibson@purdue.edu.

 

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