Sustainable Farming Ideas and Resources Offered for Veterans

Missouri's Lincoln University Cooperative Extension and the Center for Rural Affairs will host an informational session for Veterans at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The session, Sustainable Farming Ideas and Resources for Veterans, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014. (Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.) It will be held at the Lorenzo J. Green Building on 900 Leslie Boulevard in Jefferson City.

Organic farming, specialty crops, cover crops, native plants, native pollinators, honey bees, fish, chicken, ergonomic gardening tools, are among the many topics to be discussed. Attendees will also visit the Lincoln University Farmers Market and get introduced to marketing ideas. Information on grant opportunities and educational publications will be provided as well.

The event is an introduction to sustainable and organic farming as a potential career path for veterans and their families. Registration is from 9-9:45 a.m. At 10 a.m. Sue Baird, Executive Director of the Missouri Organic Association, will present an Introduction to Organic Farming. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., parcipants can take advantage of a variety of information sessions, exhibits, and demonstrations.

Walk-ins are welcome, but advance registration is encouraged. To register, send your name, email, or other contact information to Jeff Hargrove, HargroveJ@LincolnU.edu or 573.681.5385; or Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall, Navarrete-TindallN@LincolnU.edu or 573.681.5392.