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National AgrAbility; Purdue University

Phone Number:
(765) 494-8415

State: Indiana

Zip: 47907

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Military veteran farmers, or those interested in starting a career in farming, are invited to join National AgrAbility for a Veterans in Farming Regional Workshop in Indianapolis June 6-8.

Sessions will include veteran farm programs and resources, farming with a disability, business planning, land access and estate planning. Veterans, service providers, agriculture professionals and occupational and physical therapists are encouraged to join for educational sessions and to network with other peers and professionals. The last day will consist of tours of veteran-owned agricultural businesses.

Phil Lennon returned to farming after serving in both the U.S. Navy and corporate America. National AgrAbility Veterans in Farming Regional Workshop attendees can meet Lennon at the Celtic Glen Heritage Livestock tour during the workshop. (Photo provided by Celtic Glen Heritage Livestock/L. Lennon) Download image

“Veterans have served the nation in uniform and many of them want to serve on farms now,” said Joe Ricker, AgrAbility veteran outreach coordinator. “Farming allows them the opportunity to be challenged and provides some therapeutic values after service. Tied with AgrAbility and their passion to help people with physical challenges, we expect this workshop to be valuable to both the veterans and those that help them.”

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