The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) hosts an online panel Veteran Grown: Urban Farming on March 26, 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 more traditional settings, some of whom have benefitted from specialized farmer training programs and one-on-one mentorship. Their specialties include vegetable crops, beekeeping, pig farming, soap making and entrepreneurship. Damon Helton of The Farm at Barefoot Bend in Arkansas will moderate the panel, which will include special remarks by Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas, a member of the Senate 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.