Aug 30, 2021
Purdue workshop offered for veterans in agriculture

Purdue Extension and the Farmer Veteran Coalition-Indiana chapter, are hosting a Northwest Indiana Veteran Farmer Workshop at Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center, 11402 S. County Line Road, in Wanatah, Indiana.

Veterans interested in learning more about agriculture and prospective or current Indiana AgVets are invited to network during the Sept. 14 workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CT). Topics will include:

  • Overview and tour of Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center.
  • Greenhouse and vegetable production enterprises.
  • Farmers’ market opportunities.
  • High-tunnel production.
  • Direct marketing and entrepreneurship.
  • Farmer Veteran Coalition programs and opportunities.
  • Indiana AgVets Certification and Internship Program.

The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Registration, required for all participants, is found online. Spouses and significant others are welcome. Contact Edward Sheldon at [email protected] for any questions about the event.

– Abby Leeds, Purdue University

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