Students in the Organic Farming Certificate Program and Veteran Farmer Training Program spent the afternoon learning about the Seed Farm in Emmaus PA, a non-profit, incubator-farm model. An incubator farm is where beginner farmers can rent small to large portions … Continued
NEW ORGANIC AG COURSE AT DELVAL UNIVERSITY Organic Livestock Management course available in Fall 2017 In the Fall semester of 2017, Delaware Valley University, an interdisciplinary college located in Doylestown, PA, will offer its second organic agriculture course since 2007. … Continued
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
Organic Farming Certificate Program Student Spotlight: Brian Titus
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
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.
Rodale Institute’s Veteran Farmer Training Program is in its first year of operation! Our first Veteran, Jeff, came from Apopka, FL to spend the past weeks learning at the farm.