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Sat, Jul 10


Jacobs Valley Farm

Veteran Farm Field Day July 10, 2021

Join us as we gather on this veteran-owned farm in York County to learn and network.

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Veteran Farm Field Day July 10, 2021
Veteran Farm Field Day July 10, 2021

Time & Location

Jul 10, 2021, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Jacobs Valley Farm, 21 Musselman Rd, Hanover, PA 17331, USA


About the event

Navy veterans Travis and Wendy Shearer invite you to their registered Katahdin sheep farm for this interactive workshop. 

We'll begin in the woodlot atop the property with 'Forestry 101' with DCNR Service Forester Matt Kern, then move to the main workshop tent. You'll hear about how the Shearers accessed USDA FSA funding for fencing,  see their innovative flexible lambing layout, and walk the farm to learn abouyt how they used NRCS technical assistance and worked with their township and DEP on compliance with erosion/sedimentation and water quality.

Giana VanNice of Blue Dog Farms-- also a Navy veteran-- will share practical advice on how to tell your farm's story and up your marketing game. Bring your questions on using social to connect with consumers, and how agritourism can expand your customer base.

The day will finish over lunch so you'll have time to chat, make farm connections, and share what's working on your farm. Thank you to local merchants for donating door prizes!


  • Veteran/Military/Spouse

    Please bring documentation of veteran/military status and limit guest to 2 per farm. Free to eligible veterans/spouses through funding from USDA.

  • General Public

    Beginning and established farmers welcome! Please limit to 2 per farm.




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