VEBCOG has a very active Board of Directors. We are advocates for the socially disadvantaged and veterans who are looking to agriculture as a source of income and a pathway out of the employment challenges in NC. Additional goals of VEBCOG are to:
a) assist socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers through training and workshops to achieve an understanding of USDA programs and guidelines;
b) provide science-based horticulture, food safety and nutritional education; and
c) address the associated health issues for veterans and the local community closely related to food insecurity including: obesity; diabetes; and heart disease.