ETTRICK, Va.— Military veterans! If you are an aspiring or active farmer, rancher or landowner you won’t want to miss “Boots to Roots 3,” on Aug. 31, 9-11:30 a.m. at the Carver Center, 9432 N. James Madison Highway, Rapidan, Va. This on-the-farm event will provide valuable insights into profitable and sustainable agricultural practices.
Participants will benefit greatly from this immersive experience. 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. We are excited to offer a platform where participants can learn from experts and their peers,” said James (Tony) Edwards, SFOP program assistant for military veterans.
For those interested in participating or seeking further information, James (Tony) Edwards can be reached at 804-720-2588 or via email at email@example.com.
Online registration link: https://www.ext.vsu.edu/
Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to fully engage in the event are encouraged to contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-524-3292 / TDD 800-828-1120 during business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) at least five days prior to the event 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 proudly 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.
–Erica Shambley, Virginia State University