Friday, November 09, 2012

Group hopes webinar will encourage veterans to begin farming and ranching life

The Center for Rural Affairs is hosting a farming webinar for U.S. veterans. Veterans have become disproportionately rural, and many return home to places where jobs are scarce, the Center's Wyatt Fraas said. The webinar is meant to energize rural veterans to begin farming and hopefully take over for aging farmers and ranchers some day.

"The Center for Rural Affairs’ Veteran Farmers Project provides veterans with the knowledge to become successful farmers and ranchers. By creating sound farm and ranch businesses that tap into high value markets, returning veterans can reintegrate gracefully and fruitfully into America’s rural communities," a press release states. The webinar is free and features video farm tours and discussion with farmers and ranchers. It will also focus on financing, land access, disability assistance and other farming resources for veterans.

The webinar will be Nov. 16 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. EST. For more information, click here.

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