Veteran Farmer Program Underway

The Westmoreland Conservation District (WCD) in Greensburg is seeking transitioning military veterans who want to begin a second career in farming. Do you have a background in agriculture? Or have you considered going into farming after you leave the military?

WCD is starting a new program to connect Veterans who want to farm with successful farm mentors, with the intention of helping facilitate paid apprenticeships or internships. You may be eligible for GI Bill or VA support for these.

Westmoreland County is home to well over a thousand farms—beef, dairy, horse, crops, and niche markets such as apiaries (honeybees), wineries, and specialty flowers, for instance. Agriculture has traditionally been the biggest economic driver in our County. Our rolling hills, hike-able parks and forests, and proximity to Pittsburgh without their high taxes makes this an attractive place to live and work.

If you’re an honorably discharged Veteran, or Guard or Reserve member in good standing, and want to learn more, please contact Mimi at 724-837-5271, ext. 211, or mimi@wcdpa.com today.