Veterans Can Learn About Farming at Workshops

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A farm hand harvests potatoes a month early at King's Hill Farm at Mineral Point, Wis. on Monday, July 30, 2012.   (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

A farm hand harvests potatoes a month early at King's Hill Farm at Mineral Point, Wis. on Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

A new program designed to help returning veterans become farmers and ranchers is planning more workshops this month.

The Veteran Farmers Project is funded by the Agriculture Department's Risk Management Agency and the Center for Rural Affairs in Nebraska. It's also supported by a coalition of farm groups.

On Tuesday, veterans interested in farming can tour several farms near Milford to learn about organic grains, direct marketing of cattle and poultry and how a commercial cattle and grain farm operates.

On Friday, another workshop will be held in Scottsbluff. There will also be tours of a farm raising organic produce and grain and a goat dairy where cheese is made.

Interested veterans should contact the Center for Rural Affairs at (402) 617-7946.


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