BROOME CO., N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is very proud to announce a partnership with Broome County Veterans Services Agency to provide hands-on training and support for veterans in Broome County focused on nutrition and healthy eating, gardening and agricultural topics. This program will kick off on Saturday May 14th at the Broome County Regional Farmers Market featuring a coupon giveaway, farmers market tours, and a FREE nutrition and cooking class. For more information on the May 14th activities please see below:
- Veterans residing in Broome County are invited to join us at the Broome County Regional Farmers Market from 9am-1pm to receive $10 in coupons to shop. Please bring proof of veteran status. The veteran is asked to be in attendance.
- Join us at 9:30am or 10am for a FREE market tour with one of our nutrition educators and get to know our vendors!
- Join us at 11am for a FREE nutrition and cooking class! We will have giveaways for those in attendance. Veterans spouses are welcome to attend alongside the veteran.
Beth Roberts, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County stated, “We are excited to bring a holistic approach to supporting veterans in Broome County through access to healthy, local food, hands-on education on healthy eating, nutrition and cooking classes, and how to grow their own food. Using proven curriculums from Cornell University paired with subject matter knowledge enables our educators to provide relevant, engaging programming for all communities we serve.”
“It’s important to keep finding new programs and ways to support our Veterans,” says 2nd District Broome County Legislator & Cornell Cooperative Extension Board Member Scott Baker. “This initiative will give back to our Veterans while providing them with new skills and opportunities to learn more about nutrition and agriculture.”
“Broome County is proud to partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension on this initiative,” said Broome County Executive Jason Garnar. “Through our Veterans Services Agency, we are always working to find ways to recognize, honor, and engage Broome County residents that have served in our Armed Forces. Providing opportunities like these is just a small token of our gratitude for their service.”
No registration is required for either the market tour or to receive the farmers market coupon. To register for the FREE nutrition and cooking class on May 14th please email email@example.com or (607) 772-8953. For more information on the farmers market coupons, contact Laura Biasillo at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on upcoming opportunities for veterans in Broome County, visit the Veterans in Agriculture portion of our website (http://ccebroomecounty.com/agriculture/veterans-in-agriculture).
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County