#FridaysOnTheFarm: Veterans Growing Jobs, Food and Futures in West Virginia

Posted by By Suzanne Pender, NRCS in Conservation Farming
May 18, 2018

From the kitchen table to the boardroom table, the USDA brings people together across the nation for: healthier food, natural resources and people; a stronger agricultural industry; and economic growth, jobs and innovation. Each Friday, meet those farmers, producers and landowners through our #FridaysOnTheFarm stories. Visit local farms, ranches, forests and resource areas where USDA customers and partners do right and feed everyone.

Jason Tartt and Sylvester “Sky” Edwards are two military veterans who are dedicated to reviving agriculture in McDowell County, West Virginia.

This Friday, meet Jason Tartt and Sylvester “Sky” Edwards, two military veterans who are reviving agriculture in McDowell County, West Virginia. Using high tunnels to grow healthy local food, they are training other potential farmers from their community, improving the health and economy of the area.

Click here to read the interactive, multimedia #FridaysOnTheFarm story.

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Category/Topic: Conservation Farming