Getting veterans involved in agriculture
The Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference on March 7 in Escanaba will offer free registration to three Upper Peninsula veterans interested in farming as a career.
The breadth and depth of Michigan State University Extension resources make it a unique and exceptional organization. Resources to veterans and their families are included, but what about veterans interested in agriculture? MSU Extension and the Veterans in Agriculture Network are cooperating to offer support and job opportunities to veterans interested in agriculture as a career.
Programs like Heroes to Hives and the Farm Incubator Program at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center serve as great opportunities for veterans to get involved in agriculture. The Veterans in Agriculture Network is a veteran-led group operating within Michigan Food and Farming Systems. The Veterans in Agriculture Network offers farmer veterans access to resources, education, mentorship and advocacy throughout Michigan and the nation. Their vet-to-vet approach provides a community for Michigan’s farmer veterans who work together to ensure the long-term success of one another.