NAP Farmer Veteran AgrAbility Coordinator Cindy Chastain attended Texas AgrAbility's Battleground to Breaking Ground workshop for veterans on Nov 7th. The event was held at the F.A.R.M. (Farmers Assisting Returning Military) in Desoto, TX. Erin Pilosi-Kimbrough, TX AgrAbility, coordinated the workshop. Approximately 50 veterans and family members attended. The workshop was well-received, great information was disseminated and the attendees gained valuable help in their quest to farm.
NAP's Bill Field and Cindy Chastain attended the second annual Farmer Veteran Coalition Stakeholder Conference in Sacramento, CA, Nov 16-19. Several SRAPs were also in attendance. The California AgrAbility Project as well as the NAP had displays and information available for the approximately 200 attendees. Cindy Chastain (NAP) and Erin Pilosi-Kimbrough (TX AgrAbility) gave presentations during separate plenary sessions.
Submitted by Cindy Chastain