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Veterans to Farmers: Veteran-owned farm to host workshop and tour

by Erin Kaberline | May 08, 2015

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri – May 7, 2015 – Falcon Ridge Farm, along with the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership and multiple other sponsors, invite Veterans, Soldiers, and their family members to attend a Veterans to Farmers workshop on Saturday, May 16 at Falcon Ridge Farm.

Falcon Ridge Farm is owned and run by Veteran Wendy Lombardi. Registration for the day-long workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and then Lombardi will open the event with a brief welcome at 9:00 a.m. The workshop will be divided into a total of eight morning and afternoon breakout sessions that will cover basic bee keeping, pest management, plant disease control, agro-forestry and conservation, orchard rejuvenation, rotational grazing, and energy-efficient fencing and water systems.

Additional information on organic production and USDA cost-share programs and grants will also be presented during the workshop. There will be time following the formal workshop for networking and questions.  

The workshop is also being sponsored by Missouri AgrAbility, and the Center for Rural Affairs, in connection with University of Missouri (UM) Extension and Lincoln University Extension offices.

Lunch will be provided by MFA-Agri Services of Lebanon, Mo. for those who register by May 14. Walk-ins are also welcome. To register, call 573-329-8500 or email: hortonch@umsystem.edu.

For additional information about the tour or for directions please visit our Facebook page: Sustainable Ozarks Partnership or our website: www.SustainableOzarks.org 

The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership is building on the Fort Leonard Wood region’s strong past and preparing the region for a healthy, resilient future. We are a nonprofit organization working to bring all of the region’s stakeholders to the table to drive regional development and advocate for new or expanded military and federal missions, all as part of our efforts to strengthen the Fort Leonard Wood region.

 

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Strengthening the Fort Leonard Wood region