Veterans can take the first step in a career in agriculture by showing up for lunch.
The Vet to Vet, Farmer to Farmer project kicks off this week with a Lunch and Learn Workshop at 12 noon March 3rd at the Silver Grill Restaurant in Imlay City.
Veterans will have the opportunity to meet with two fellow veterans who are Lapeer County farmers and discuss career opportunities in agriculture.
Lapeer County is home to 1,133 local farms covering 175,000 acres with a market value of products sold totaling more than $113 million.
Lapeer County also is home to more than 6,000 veterans, including untold numbers who are seeking a job/career.
The Cooperative Extension Service of Lapeer County, the Lapeer County Veterans Affairs Department and the United Way of Lapeer County are presenting the program. Veterans will be able to explore agricultural careers, what it takes to build a career in agriculture and be mentored by fellow veterans.
There is no charge for the workshop but registration is required. To sign up, please call (810) 667-0256 or email jokreiner@lapeercounty.org