Northeast beginning farmer service providers come together to share teaching tools, resources
The Cornell Small Farms Program and the NE Beginning Farmers Project hosted a 2-day Northeast Beginning Farmer Learning Network (BFLN) meeting bringing together over 50 service providers from extension programs, non-profit organizations, and government agencies across the NE on October 26-27 in Latham, NY. The meeting began with a focus on Supporting NYS Veterans in Agriculture and invited traditional military veteran service providers and agricultural service providers to think about how to best serve military veterans who seek careers in agriculture. Sessions discussed the challenges faced by veterans who seek farm careers, the resources available to help them, and how to create regional networks that support veterans in NYS agriculture. See more details and slides on our Veterans in Agriculture page.
Our October 27th program helped promote networking and collaboration among BF support organizations across the NE, build organizational and programmatic skills on emergent BF issues, and share teaching tools and methods to improve BF outreach and training services.
Find a complete agenda and links to presenter slides HERE!