certificate program in organic ag from the rodale institute in the mid-atlantic

posted February 3, 2017

Looking for a well-rounded training in organic farming? Have military service? The Rodale Institue and the Delware Valley University partner together to create a 36-credit certificate program in organic agriculture. Formatted specifically for veterans who are interested in agriculture, the program is also open to interested civilians. The program spans one year and offers a balance of classroom work and field training in animal science, marketing, vegetable production, organic crop science, entomology, weed management and sustainable agriculture. To Learn more about the Organic Farming Certificate Program and other opportunities for veterans at Rodale Institute, visit rodaleinstitute.org/veterans.

heroic food- apply now!

posted March 9, 2016


The Heroic Food Full-Year Immersion (FYI) Program is designed for veterans with an interest in ecologically sustainable farming for small scale commercial or homestead operations. Trainees either come from local areas and commute from home, or live on the Heroic Food Farm located on 20 tranquil acres just 2 miles outside of Hudson, NY.  They gain hands-on experience through apprenticeships with local mentor farmers, craftspeople and food entrepreneurs. In addition, the program offers workshops, short-courses and individualized support for life and career transitions.

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for our veterans

posted December 31, 2010


a technical assistence program to help veterans navigate their beginnings as farmers.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently announced that The Farmer-Veteran Coalition (FVC) will receive a grant from the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to assist the transition of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars into careers in farming.