Lincoln University wants to introduce veterans to sustainable farming Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Special to GUIDON

The Lincoln University Cooperative Extension in Jefferson City will present “Sustainable Farming Ideas and Resources for Veterans” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 on the Lincoln University campus.
 
The event is designed to be an introduction to sustainable and organic farming as a potential career path for veterans and their Families, and includes a variety of sessions, exhibits and demonstrations. 
 
Topics to be discussed include organic farming, specialty crops, cover crops, native plants, native pollinators, honey bees, fish, chicken, ergonomic gardening tools and more.

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Organic honey for sale at the Lincoln University farmer's market in Jefferson City, Mo. Courtesy photo
Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Lincoln University Farmers Market and get introduced to marketing ideas. Grant opportunities and educational publications will be provided.

Registration is scheduled from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Lorenzo J. Green Building, located at 900 Leslie Boulevard. At 10 a.m. Sue Baird, executive director of the Missouri Organic Association, is scheduled to present “An Introduction to Organic Farming” and from 11 to 2 p.m. participants will visit the market and exhibits. A light lunch will be provided for those who pre-register. After lunch, a tour is scheduled to demonstrate sustainable farming practices.

The pre-registration deadline is Aug. 5. Walk-ins are also welcome. To pre-register, participants should send their name, email or other contact information to Jeff Hargrove at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 573.681.5385, or contact Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 573.681.5392.
 
Last Updated ( Friday, 08 August 2014 )