Summary This panel discussed farming in an urban setting as one of many unique career paths veterans take after transitioning to civilian life, and introduced the audience to programs that exist to assist veterans who farm.
The Library of Congress Veterans History Project collects oral history interviews of panelists who are veterans and work on an urban farm, including beekeepers. The Library will add these veterans’ stories to the project archive and include them in a future online exhibit as part of its “Experiencing War” series.
The panel will also highlight the Veterans History Project as both a repository and research resource.
Event Date March 19, 2021
Running Time 1 hours 22 minutes 3 seconds Online Format video image
Experts will Share Tips on Programs and Resources that Help Veterans Transition to Farming
Press Contact: Maria Peña firstname.lastname@example.org Public Contact: Lisa Taylor email@example.com | Monica Mohindra firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 707-1071 Website:Veterans History Project
The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) will host two panels to highlight farming as a viable career path for veterans transitioning to civilian life and to introduce programs that support those who pursue farming.
The events, focused on the benefits and challenges of farming in urban and rural settings, will premiere on the VHP’s Facebook page. Panelists and moderators will be available to answer questions in the comments section.
Black History Month is a chance to celebrate and honor Black Americans who trail blazed paths for future generations. Among those trailblazers are the Tuskegee Airmen.
The 99th Pursuit Squadron activated March 23, 1941, in Tuskegee, Alabama. The Tuskegee Experiment was the first of its kind, producing an all Black unit to fight during World War II. Tuskegee graduated its first five U.S. Army Air Forces fighter pilots March 7, 1942, and more soon followed.
In late 2020, the Air Force produced a three episode series called “Red Tail Angels” to tell their story.
Here’s a link to Episode 1 on YouTube:
Editor’s Note: Items from the U.S. Veterans Administration…
United Through Reading offers free resources and audio recording to Veteran and military families. Reading together helps connect families.
“I was very excited to be reading to my twin grandkids for their first United Through Reading recorded stories,” said Air Force Veteran Denise M. Jelinski-Hall. “In my heart, I knew they would love the time with grandma reading some of what would become their favorite stories. I also felt like I was making a difference for them during the times of our separation.”
Heroes to Hives is a unique program through Michigan State University Extension that seeks to address financial and personal wellness of veterans through professional training and community development centered around beekeeping.
Since 2015, Heroes to Hives has trained 926 military veterans and their dependents that currently manage over 4,000 bee hives in the US.