Frontline to Farm, an Appalachian State University College of Fine and Applied Arts initiative led by Sustainable Development Department Professor Dr. Anne Fanatico and Communication Department Professor Lynn Gibbard and designed to help connect farmer veterans and communities, has announced that Boone will host the first ever Western regional Farmer Veteran Coalition of North Carolina Education Conference.
The conference, planned for Oct. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include speakers and farm tours. The speaker portion of the program will be held at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute and include experts in sustainable agriculture, project planning and grants, agritourism and farmer mental health.
Exhibitors will be there to provide information from organizations such as Farm Services Agency USDA, Ag Ventures, NC Choices, Frontline to Farm, AgrAbility and more. Local organizations, such as Browns Farm Ridge and Appalachian State University, are providing gift baskets for giveaways, and the first 50 registrants will receive a commemorative cup.
For more information, please visit https://frontlinetofarm.appstate.edu/events.