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November 30, 2022 - Moon Township, PA

Agriculture Secretary Tours Veteran-Owned Farms, Encourages Supporting Farmer Veterans this Holiday Season

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service.

"More than 7,000 Pennsylvanians are veterans who continue to serve through agriculture, by feeding local families every day," said Redding. "We appreciate these heroes and their choice to join our strong and diverse agricultural workforce, and I encourage Pennsylvanians to connect with farmer veterans in their area and shop at local, veteran-owned businesses for the holidays."

The first visit was to Forever Heart Farm, LLC, a veteran-owned, local diversified farm in Moon Township, Allegheny County, employing sustainable agricultural practices and organic growing methods to bring their customers eggs, produce, and pastured meats. The farm has offered Beekeeping Basics for Veterans classes and other courses that bring veterans together.

List of Speakers:
Rob Mowery, Forever Heart Farm
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding
Brigadier General Mark Goodwill
Mimi Thomas-Brooker, Director, PA Veteran Farming Network/Troops to Tractors
Sandra Curry, Executive Director, Community Partnership, Inc. of Butler County



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_01.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with Brigadier General Mark Goodwill. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_02.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with an event guest. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_03.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with event guests. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_04.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Property owner Rob Mowery speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_05.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Property owner Rob Mowery speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_06.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_07.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_10.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Brigadier General Mark Goodwill speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_12.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Brigadier General Mark Goodwill speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_13.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mimi Thomas-Brooker, Director, PA Veteran Farming Network speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_14.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mimi Thomas-Brooker, Director, PA Veteran Farming Network speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_16.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sandra Curry, Executive Director , Community Partnership, Inc. of Butler County speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_18.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sandra Curry, Executive Director , Community Partnership, Inc. of Butler County speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_21.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Property owner Rob Mowery and griculture Secretary Russell Redding. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_22.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_23.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the media. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_24.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mimi Thomas-Brooker, Director, PA Veteran Farming Network speaks Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_25.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Event Guest,  Brigadier General Mark Goodwill, Property owner Rob Mowery, Sandra Curry, Executive Director , Community Partnership, Inc. of Butler County, Mimi Thomas-Brooker, Director, PA Veteran Farming Network, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_26.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Property owner Rob Mowery speaks with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_27.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Property owner Rob Mowery speaks with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and event guests. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_28.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Property owner Rob Mowery gives a property tour with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and event guests. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_29.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - Forever Heart Farm, Moon Twp, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_30.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Larry Daugherty, US Army veteran and proprietor of Heritage Farms speaks with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - McClellandtown, Fayette Co, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_31.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Larry Daugherty, US Army veteran and proprietor of Heritage Farms speaks with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - McClellandtown, Fayette Co, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_32.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Larry Daugherty, US Army veteran and proprietor of Heritage Farms speaks with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - McClellandtown, Fayette Co, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_33.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Larry Daugherty, US Army veteran and proprietor of Heritage Farms speaks with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - McClellandtown, Fayette Co, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_34.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - McClellandtown, Fayette Co, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_35.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Fayette County Commissioner Vincent Vicites, and Larry Daugherty, US Army veteran and proprietor of Heritage Farms. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - McClellandtown, Fayette Co, PA. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_36.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - McClellandtown, Fayette Co, PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_37.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - McClellandtown, Fayette Co, PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22350_ag_workforceWeek_38.jpeg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding meets with event guests. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brigadier General Mark Goodwill joined veterans and partners during visits to veteran-owned farms in Allegheny and Fayette counties. During the tours, Redding thanked farmer veterans for continuing to serve their communities through agriculture after returning from military service. November, 30, 2022 - McClellandtown, Fayette Co, PA..