Colorado Hemp Honey producer Frangiosa Farms has announced its commitment to assisting veterans across the nation make the transition from protector-to-provider by means of the Denver-primarily based Veterans to Farmers plan.
Founded in 2009, Veterans to Farmers is a non-profit plan that gives veterans with critical help and education in agriculture, technologies, and small business operations to aid them come to be providers and reside extra rewarding and sustainable lifestyles.
Frangiosa Farms founder and CEO Nick French has been involved with Veterans to Farmers given that 2013 and relates to the organization as each a veteran and a farmer.
“I really feel a strong connection to my brother and sister veterans, which is why I am donating 10 cents from each and every jar of Colorado Hemp Honey that we sell to the Veterans to Farmers plan,” says French. “We want to make a distinction and aid veterans earn college credits and important expertise that lead to jobs.”
French grew up on a compact farm in Northwestern Ohio expanding beans, corn, and wheat prior to joining the United States Marine Corps for 5 years and spending substantially time overseas.
When French returned to the loved ones farm close to 12 years ago, he discovered beekeeping expertise which he at present makes use of to handle about 150 bee colonies on a number of rural farms south of Denver.
Frangiosa not too long ago donated $10,000 to Veterans to Farmers through its annual charity fundraiser held at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms.
Veterans to Farmers executive director Wealthy Murphy says that there are hundreds of veterans waiting to join the plan and that assistance from Frangiosa Farms and Colorado Hemp Honey will go far and aid train veterans in meals and agriculture.