Veteran Farmer Event in Texas this Saturday

All veterans, active duty military, National Guard and reservists are invited to attend the “From Battleground to Breaking Ground: A Transitional Journey” workshop at Texas A&M University – San Antonio, One University Way, in San Antonio, Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to learn about the programs and assistance available to help start their own farm, ranch or agribusiness.

The agriculture workshop is designed to educate veterans, their families, beginning farmers and ranchers, small scale producers, and others about agriculture business start-up, business plan development, possibilities for farming and ranching with a disability, financial funding sources, marketing, and resources to support agriculture business operations.

More than 400 workshop attendees have taken this knowledge and resources to start researching and developing their agribusiness plans. Many have even started their own farm or expanded their operation using the resources provided.

“Participants are able to see how state and federal programs can work together and how they can leverage the available resources to accomplish their agricultural dreams,” said Glenn Greanya, veteran emphasis program manager (VEPM) for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). “It also provides great networking with other veterans who are already farming and using these resources as well as beginning farmer and ranchers who haven’t even started their operation.”

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