The Small Farms Program is very happy to announce that Kreher’s Farm has been approved by the Division of Veterans Affairs to be the first farm in New York state to offer on-the-job farm training (OJT) to military veterans. The On the Job training program allows veterans to use their Military Housing Allowance through the GI Bill during the training period on the farm. During this time the trainee is also paid a standard training wage. In addition, the trainee may be able to continue in to a full-time position on the farm at the end of the training period.
If you are interested in applying for an OJT position at Kreher’s Farm, you can apply online here.
If you are a service provider or know a veteran who may be interested in this opportunity, please help us spread the word. If you are a farmer interested in being approved to offer on-the-job training, please contact me directly.
For more info on this exciting announcement please check out this article from The Cornell Chronicle.