Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Farmers Union and partner organizations are hosting a Farm Training Webinar which will include several virtual farm tours; it’s aimed at U.S. military veterans who are interested in taking up a rural career ore starting up a farm or ranch. The webinar will be held this Friday, November 16th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. CST and focuses on financing and land access options, disability assistance, Farm Service Agency loan programs and other resources for veterans.The Nebraska Farmers Union reports that almost a million servicemen and servicewomen come from rural backgrounds. The webinar offers a chance for those who have served to find a agricultural career. To join the webinar, visit: https://connect.cis.ksu.edu/veteranfarmer and logon as a guest with no need to pre-register or for more information, logon to http://nebraskafarmersunion.org/ai1ec_event/farm-vet-coalition-webinar/?instance_id=91.
“America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities are aging, and there are not enough young farmers to replace this vacancy,” said Graham Christensen with the Nebraska Farmers Union. “By returning to their farming and ranching roots, veterans can carry on the proud tradition of America’s family farms and ranches.”