Veteran farmers have an opportunity to network and visit the farms of fellow military veterans during the Answering the Call: Veteran Farm Tour, on Thursday, May 24. The free bus tour will start outside of Lincoln and include three stops in the surrounding rural area. There is no cost to attend, and transportation and lunch are provided.
Veterans can see firsthand how others who have served have translated the duty and drive of military life into a second career on the farm.
The tour kicks off with a stop at Robinette Farms, south of Lincoln. Robinette Farms is a diversified, commercial, small-scale, family farm that grows over 80 varieties of vegetables for regional grocery stores, farmers’ markets and local customers.
Lunch will be provided on the second stop of the tour, Prairie Plate restaurant on the Lakehouse Farm. Prairie Plate is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers a seasonal menu based on products from the co-located Lakehouse Farm and regional providers. Both the restaurant and farm are veteran owned and operated.
Barreras Family Farm is the final stop on the tour, where Army values are woven into daily farm operations. Barreras Family Farm provides pasture raised, antibiotic and hormone free, sustainable farm products including chickens, eggs and goats milk via direct retail and wholesale customers in the surrounding areas.
Registration is requested by May 21. For more information and to register, call 402.687.2100 x1032 or visit cfra.org/events/answeringthecallfarmtour.