Troops to Tractors Program

The PA Veteran Farming Project connects Veterans, Guard, and Reserve members with agriculture resources and each other. The Troops to Tractors program, a non-profit organization fiscally sponsored by the Westmoreland Conservation District, assists Veterans with finding on-farm or agribusiness apprenticeships, which may be approved for GI Bill On-the-job training for eligible Veterans.

Learn more at www.troopstotractors.org, call them at 724-691-1087, or email pavetsfarm@gmail.com

 

Upcoming events

Are you a southwestern PA Veteran, Guard or Reserve member thinking about starting a farm business, but not sure how to get started? The Exploring the Small Farm Dreamcourse is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.

 

Exploring the Small Farm Dream, Penn State Extension Program

Sept 7, 14, & 21, 2017 (Registration Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Paramount Co-op

233 Merchant St.

Ambridge, PA 15003

 

Registration information – http://www.cvent.com/events/exploring-the-small-farm-dream/event-summary-817e8f01a66349a5bfe0fa55725144c0.aspx?i=be6d8201-4577-4dc9-8b0f-65d597f8381f

 

Farmland Leasing and Land Opportunities Workshop

Friday, Sept. 22

1:00 – 4:40 p.m.

Chester Co. Economic Development Center

737 Constitution Dr. Exton, PA 19341

Co-sponsored by PA Veteran Farming Project and PA FarmLink

 

Registration information – http://pafarmlink.org/farmland-leasing-workshop-chester-county/