Brandin Pinion is an Army veteran and our newest participant in the Veteran Farmer Training Program (VFTP) at Rodale Institute. Brandin grew up in McMinnville, Oregon where he would often help on his family farm. He then enlisted in the … Continued
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Wyebrook Farm, located in Honey Brook, PA, is a dream come true for owner Dean Carlson. Having worked in finance for 15+ years he was often perpetuating the concept that we must always want more. After a while though, he … Continued
In addition to learning about the many aspects of beekeeping from Michael Schmaeling, Resident Beekeeper at Rodale Institute, students also visited a local production level apiary. Herman’s Honeycomb, Danenhower Apiaries was started in 1972 by Herman Danenhower. The process of using … Continued
Two Gander Farm is a family operated farm run by a wife and husband – Deirdre and Trey Flemming. They farm 10 acres of vegetables, fruits, flowers and bees, in Downingtown PA, within 260-acres that are owned and managed by … Continued
Corio Bruestle is a Marine from West Lawn, PA. He enlisted in the Marine Corp in 2007 and spent four years as a TV/Radio broadcaster. His first year was spent studying at the Defense Information School at Ft. Meade and … Continued
Larry Byers has always been interested in the environment and organic agriculture. Since he was a young boy, Larry’s father was always spending time with him in the woods, tending to the family’s an organic garden and teaching him the … Continued
Organic Farming Certificate Program Delaware Valley University students and Rodale Institute Veteran Farmer Training Program participants visited local farms to learn more about how their operations, adding to what Rodale Institute has already taught them.
After serving in the U.S. Military, Lyndsey and Chuck wanted to pursue a career in helping people. They both desired a career that was just as rewarding as their previous positions. Rodale Institute’s Veteran Farmer Training Program assists veterans interested in organic agriculture ensure that … Continued
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that as of May 2010, over 20% of young veterans are unemployed. Moreover, recent data show that 45% of armed service members are from rural areas. Rodale Institute’s Veteran Farmer Training Program assists veterans to start … Continued
Our Veteran Farmer Training Program offers tailored and flexible training in organic farming. This program targets the needs of those veterans who are interested in organic agriculture, but are not sure if they want to make a career change into agriculture.