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Future Organic Farmer: Billy Vaughan

Billy Vaughan is a retired Marine officer with 21 years of service who began his time as an enlisted Infantryman specializing in demolitions and anti-tank operations. Drawn by the opportunity to challenge himself, Vaughan volunteered and trained to become an … Continued

Scholarship Fund Supports Next Generation of Organic Farmers

Rodale Institute’s Next Generation Scholarship Fund Helps Provide World-Class Education and Mentorship to New Farmer Trainees American agriculture is at a critical juncture: Nearly one-third of farmers are past retirement age, and 93 million acres of farmland are poised to … Continued

Rodale Institute & Stroud Water Research Center Partnership Update

Rodale Institute is partnering with Stroud Water Research Center to conduct an exciting new research project focusing on linkages between agriculture, soil health and water quality. Stroud Water Research Center is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Avondale, PA. … Continued

Organic Beekeeping and Veterans: Make for a Busy Day!

In early May, veterans participating in Rodale Institute’s Veteran Farmer Training Program visited the Institute’s Working Tree Center (WTC) in Allentown, Pennsylvania and worked alongside resident beekeeper Mike Schmaeling. Mike has been a part of Rodale Institute’s honeybee conservancy program … Continued

Veterans and Interns Attend Frecon Farms Workshop

On May 16th, the Veteran Farmer Training Program and Agriculture Supported Communities Program visited Frecon Farms in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Frecon Farms, family-owned and operating since 1944, includes an orchard, bakery, cidery, and farm market. Steve Frecon, owner, provided an overview … Continued