Arcadia Farms Helps Veterans Transition to Farming

Monday, December 21, 2015
Twelve military veterans will join Arcadia Farm in Alexandria, Va. one weekend a month throughout 2016 to learn all aspects of farming – from starting seeds and cultivation to running a successful farm business. Together they will visit farms in the region to understand the full range of business models for these farmers-to-be, and to hear from farmers – many veterans themselves – about the challenges and rewards of the business. The veterans will also spend two full weeks during the year working on Arcadia farm to get a feel for the demanding day-to-day rhythms of agriculture. The Arcadia Veteran Farmer Program is made possible, in part, by the support of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Read more about one veteran farmer on Connection Newspapers' website.

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