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Aug. 31 program especially for veterans interested in learning about farming

Military veterans! If you are an aspiring or active farmer, rancher or landowner a “Boots to Roots 3,” on-farm event on Aug. 31, 9-11:30 a.m. is aimed at providing attendees valuable insights into profitable and sustainable agricultural practices.

Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, the info session will be held at the Carver Center, 9432 N. James Madison Highway, Rapidan, Va. , near Culpeper.

Learn about various farm enterprises, such as urban farming, vermiculture, herb gardening, vegetable production, berry production and high tunnels. Discover the types of support that is available to farmers through the USDA and other agency partners. Explore possibilities and ask questions during a tour of the Carver Research Center farm.

“This program is designed to empower our veteran farmers with the knowledge and resources needed to thrive in the agricultural landscape. participants can learn from experts and their peers,” said James (Tony) Edwards, SFOP program assistant for military veterans.

To participate or for more information, James (Tony) Edwards can be reached at 804-720-2588 or via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Those with disabilities who require accommodations to fully engage in the event are encouraged to contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 804-524-3292 / TDD 800-828-1120 between 8 a.m.-5 p.mby Aug. 25 to discuss and arrange the necessary support.

The event is presented by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, a collaborative endeavor involving Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments. The Extension maintains an open and diverse environment, where programs and opportunities are accessible to all, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected basis.

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