Ariel Jennings is a full time student at Kutztown University and a Sergeant in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and has been enlisted since 2008. Ariel began her career as a human resources specialist until 2013 then transitioned to be … Continued
veterans to farmers
GINA ANGIOLA is a retired OB/GYN physician from Maryland. During her 20+ years in the healthcare field, she noticed a lack of preventative care applied to patients through their diet and in recent years, she has become fascinated in the … Continued
Shelby Dukes, Animal Husbandry Coordinator at Rodale Institute, educated the class on both organic chicken and organic hog production. The group learned the process of raising chickens for eggs and how to humanely raise organic pork. These classes helped the … Continued
Michael Lupacchino is an Army and Coast Guard veteran with a combined 16 years of service. Lupacchino served four years with the Coast Guard as an electronic technician. After leaving the Coast Guard in 1998, he used his G.I. Bill … Continued
Students and veterans visited 8 Oaks Distillery in New Tripoli PA, a veteran run distillery. Chad Butters, owner and Army veteran, tells his family’s story with pride through Eight Oaks Distillery. From the origin of the name to most of … Continued
Meet the veterans working at Rodale Institute this summer to gain more knowledge in organic agriculture.
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