Workshops, tours designed for veteran farmers this summer


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A series of workshops and farm tours this summer is being pitched to military veterans who are farmers.

Purdue Extension and the Purdue-based Indiana AgrAbility Project are teaming up for the workshops June 30 at a fruit and vegetable operation in Rossville; July 21 in North Salem on home food preservation, raising small livestock and other topics; and Aug. 17 at a dairy goat operation in Scottsburg. The organizers say participants can learn alongside fellow farmer-veterans.

The workshops are part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant program, and no fee is required. However, participants must register for the tours individually online. Registration for the June 30 event is here , for the July 21 event is here , and for the Aug. 17 event is here .


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