Heroes To Hives Expands Into Missouri
The BARN, Thayer, MO via NAFB, November 11, 2020 – The transition from active duty back to civilian life can be trying for America’s veterans. Many veterans are returning to their family farms and rural communities, unfortunately losing touch with many of the connections they’ve built during their years serving our country.
Since 2015, Michigan State University Extension has sponsored a program encouraging veteran-farmers to network with each other by developing another shared interest: beekeeping. The Heroes To Hives program has educated over 900 veterans who are now managing more than four-thousand beehives. Now, the program is branching out. Next spring, Missouri will become the second state to host the course. University of Missouri Extension regional agronomist Travis Harper says beekeeping can serve as the bridge to rebuild connections between veterans and also develop new friendships within agriculture…
Sign-ups and additional details are available on the Heroes To Hives website, https://heroestohives.com/
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