Vets Growing Berries Workshop for Farmer Veterans

Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Broome County Presents: Vets Growing Berries

Saturday, April 23rd, 9am-2pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County

840 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905

Calling All Veterans: 
Do you have an interest in growing strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or other small fruits? Maybe you’d like to start a U-pick, or sell at your local Farmers Market?

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County (Binghamton, NY) will be hosting a workshop with Cornell University faculty to teach about growing and marketing berries, and then will host an on-farm hands-on component at a local farm to see some techniques in action.

Register online here: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/vetsgrowingberries_203. $15 per person includes all materials and lunch.

Priority for spots will be given to veterans in the Southern Tier, but others are welcome to attend as space permits.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.

Contact:

Laura Biasillo

Agricultural Economic Development Specialist

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County

(607) 584-5007 – Phone

(607) 723-5951 – Fax

www.ccebroomecounty.com

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is supported by public and private funding. Primary cooperating partners are the County of Broome, the State of New York and SUNY’s Land Grant Colleges at Cornell University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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2 thoughts on “Vets Growing Berries Workshop for Farmer Veterans

  1. My husband, David, the veteran (Nam) is currently in the 9 wk. PTSD program in Batavia but would like me to attend this workshop as we will both be tending the berry patch together. As a Veteran’s Spouse, is this allowable, especially since David is working on conquering the PTSD Foe?

    • Hi Bridget,
      Your best bet is to contact Laura Biasillo of CCE-Broome. Her contact info is in the post. Let us know if you have any other questions.

      Best,
      Todd

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