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Workshops, tours designed for veteran farmers this summer

Posted: 12:13 PM, Jun 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-24 12:13:08-04
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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.