Boots to Roots 3: Carving Out Opportunities for Veterans
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ETTRICK, Va.— Military veterans! If you are an aspiring or active farmer, rancher or landowner you won’t want to miss “Boots to Roots 3,” on Aug. 31, 9-11:30 a.m. at the Carver Center, 9432 N. James Madison Highway, Rapidan, Va. This on-the-farm event will provide valuable insights into profitable and sustainable agricultural practices.
Participants will benefit greatly from this immersive experience. Learn about various farm enterprises, such as urban farming, vermiculture, herb gardening, vegetable production, berry production and high tunnels. Discover the types of support that is available to farmers through the USDA and other agency partners. Explore possibilities and ask questions during a tour of the Carver Research Center farm.
“This program is designed to empower our veteran farmers with the knowledge and resources needed to thrive in the agricultural landscape. We are excited to offer a platform where participants can learn from experts and their peers,” said James (Tony) Edwards, SFOP program assistant for military veterans.
For those interested in participating or seeking further information, James (Tony) Edwards can be reached at 804-720-2588 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration link: https://www.ext.vsu.edu/events/2023/8/31-boots-roots
The event is presented by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, a collaborative endeavor involving Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments.