The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) hosts an online panel Veteran Grown: Urban Farming on March 19, 12pm (EST), to highlight farming as a viable career path for veterans transitioning to civilian life and to introduce programs that support those who pursue farming.
The panel will feature farmer veterans in urban settings, as well as leaders from national advocacy organizations that provide training and direct support to them. Their specialties include beekeeping, compost management and vegetable crops. Margo Hale of the National Center for Appropriate Technology and the training program Armed to Farm will moderate the panel, which will include special remarks by Rep. Kim Schrier of Washington, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture.
Watch the event live on the VHP’s Facebook page. Panelists and moderators will be available to answer questions in the comments section.
Learn more about Library of Congress Veterans History Project here.