Participants will be invited to tour Blue Yonder Organic Farm in North Salem Aug. 16. There, they will have a chance to speak with owner Sara Creech, a former member of the Air Force. Creech raises pastured chickens, turkeys, ducks and sheep, as well as growing organic fruits and vegetables.
The workshop will also include a session discussing financial support programs for veterans who want to farm, including federal grants and loans. Experts will give a presentation and answer questions.
Cindra Chastain, farmer veteran coordinator with the AgrAbility program, said the university hopes to create a network of farmers who are veterans that can interact and learn from each other.
You can learn more about AgrAbility at www.agrability.org.