We want to congratulate one of our recent Stockbridge alums, Chip Pinder, who is the new farm manager at Vets and Veggies in Athol, MA. Chip completed the Bachelor of Sciences degree program in Sustainable Food and Farming in the UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture just last month.
We hope you will help support this new community building and training operation for Veterans at their GoFundMe link.
Vets and Veggies offers housing to veterans that are interested in learning how to become a sustainable farmer. Through a small scale sustainable farming operation veterans will be guided through the process of planning crops, planting, integrated pest management, and proper harvesting techniques. Veterans will work together and create a local food systems for the residents in the community.
Here are a few resources that may be of use to Veterans interested in farming:
- Veterans Farm
- Farmer Veteran Coalition
- Farmer Veteran Coalition – New England
- Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training
- Veteran Farmer Project
- Veteran Farmers Alliance
The Stockbridge School of Agriculture welcomes Veterans to join our Bachelor of Sciences degree program in Sustainable Food and Farming. For those Vets who are not able to join us in Amherst, MA, you may be interested in either our 15-credit online Certificate Program or our online 60-credit Associate of Sciences degree.