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Northwest Indiana Veteran Farmer Workshop and Indiana AgVets Update

Open to all military veterans interested in agriculture, this event will feature AgrAbility and Farmer Veteran Coalition opportunities.

About this event

The Veteran Farmer Workshop and Indiana AgVets Update will focus on agricultural opportunities for military veterans. This workshop will be held at Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center near Wanatah, Indiana. Program hosts will be the Pinney-Purdue Ag. Center, Purdue Extension, AgrAbility, and Indiana chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition..

If you are a veteran interested in or already involved with agriculture or a current (or prospective) Indiana AgVet, don't miss this chance to learn, network, and enjoy time with fellow veterans!

Registration will open and coffee/snacks will be available at 9:30 a.m. CDT, with the program starting at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided and there is no fee to participate, but pre-registration is required. Spouses or significant others are welcome (be sure to register for counting purposes)!

 Planned topics:

  • Overview and tour of Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center
  • Options for greenhouse and vegetable production enterprises
  • Farmers’ market opportunities
  • Direct marketing and entrepreneurship
  • Farmer Veteran Coalition programs and opportunities
  • Indiana AgVets Certification and Internship Program
  • And more...

 COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed per current guidelines.

 Contact ejsheldo@purdue.edu if you have questions about this event.

 

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action university.  If you are in need of accommodations to attend this program, or have special dietary needs, contact Ed Sheldon at ejsheldo@purdue.edu or 800-825-4264 by Sept. 9.

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