A Year in the Life of a Poultry Producer - virtual and Douglas, Neb.

Farm and Food
Small Business

About: Are you a military veteran interested in agriculture? Join us as we navigate a year in the life of a local veteran farmer. In 2023, we will rotate between online classroom sessions and on-farm sessions with an online option.

In our classroom sessions, participants will hear from experts and learn business and financial skills and resources applicable to any type of agricultural operation. In the on-farm sessions, an experienced farmer will go through the ins and outs of poultry production, as they demonstrate knowledge of a particular enterprise on their farm.

Cost: Free for active military service members and military veterans.

Participant stipends are available to cover approved expenses such as travel, meals, and child care. Individuals are welcome to attend with family members. For on-farm events, physical accommodations may be made upon request.

When: Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., March 1, 8, 15, 22 at 6:30 p.m., April 22, May 6, June 24, July 22, and Aug. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Where: Online and at Neal Family Farm near Douglas, Nebraska 

Registration required by Feb. 15: Click here to register

Questions/assistance with registering: Contact Kirstin Bailey, kirstinb@cfra.org or 402.870.2390

Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs

Programming is funded through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NIFA USDA fund Award #2020-77028-32890.
All Center for Rural Affairs events and activities are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested in advance.

Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask or maintain social distance. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated are asked to either take a self-administered COVID-19 test (with a negative result) prior to leaving for the event or mask and maintain distance while at the event. If you are feeling ill in any way, please refrain from attending.