ASAP Local Food Strong Farms Healthy Communities

Comment. Share. Connect. Join ASAP in an ongoing conversation about local food FROM HERE in the Southern Appalachians.

Loading Events

« All Events

VEBCOG AGVET Veterans Training Program

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Who: Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden (VEBCOG) Agricultural Veterans (AGVET) Program with funding from USDA/NIFA and in partnership with University of Mount Olive and NCSU NC Farm School

What: AGVET training program addresses all the necessary skills and tools needed to start a successful business in agriculture. There is no cost associated for active duty and veterans with the attendance of this program, and all of the needed personal protective equipment (i.e. masks, gloves and hand sanitizer) will be provided free of charge for any farm tours.

When: 1-2 hours 1-2 a week
• The first training session will take place on July 13, 2020 to August 17, 2020 (hosted via Zoom by UMO). Farm Tours dependent on “Stay at home orders.”
• The second training session will take place on August 25, 2020 to October 27, 2020 (hosted via Zoom by NCSU). Farm Tours dependent on “Stay at home orders.”

Where: This training program will be conducted virtually (due to Covid-19 restrictions) and seeks to increase the number of ranchers and farmers along with improving the employability of unemployed and disabled veterans.

Why: According to the Department of Labor over 667,000 veterans reside in the state of NC. In 2017, over 48,000 NC veterans had incomes below the poverty level and more than 32,000 NC veterans were unemployed. Times are uncertain, but the AGVET training program provides one guarantee: the opportunity to build a skill set that will last a lifetime, training that will help start a new agricultural business, and skills that will put food on the table.

How: Registration is required. Proof of military service will be requested prior to class. Please contact:
Tiffaney Boone, VEBCOG AGVET Program Coordinator, at tiffaney.vebcog.coordination@nullgmail.com to request an application
Lovay Singleton, VEBCOG Executive Director, at lovayvebcog@nullembarqmail.com or call 252-617-2848

Visit us on Instagram at: vebcog_agvet_program

 

Details

Date:
August 25
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://veteransorganicgarden.wpcomstaging.com/

Venue

online