Karl Vonderhyde hangs a pot

Cornell program receives new funding to support veteran-owned farms of NYS

Karl Vonderhyde hangs a pot

U.S. Army veteran and worker Karl Vonderhyde hangs a plant.

The Northeast Beginning Farmer Project, a part of the Cornell Small Farms Program, was recently awarded a $712,500 grant through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The new funding will be used to create community-based resources for two underserved groups, veterans and “advanced beginners” who have been farming anywhere from four to seven years.

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