On September 17, at 11 a.m. ET, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will sit down with a panel of veteran farmers and veteran training organizations for a live Google+ Hangout to discuss opportunities available through USDA for returning service members who are looking for long-term careers in farming, ranching and agriculture. Join us here or at www.usda.gov/live
Tune in to the Hangout to hear real-life stories of veterans who have successfully made the transition from active military to agriculture. RSVP now and ask questions of the panelists by leaving them in the comments on this page, or by using #NextGenAg
on Twitter. We can't wait to hear from you!
Leading the discussion:
Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden
Dave Paulk, owner of Sassafras Creek Farm in St. Mary’s County, Md.
Karen and Colin Archipley, co-founders of Archi’s Acres in Escondido, Calif.
Marianne Cufone, executive director of Recirculating Farms in New Orleans, La.
Justin Barclay, veteran farming program coordinator at Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pa.