Wilderness Skills Instructor, Raven Wilderness School, December 2021- current

  Board Member, Rural Vermont,     December 2021- current

  Sierra Club Military Outdoors Outings Leader,    August 2017- January 2020

  Board member, NOFA-VT,    February 2017- December 2018

  Board member, Addison County Farm Bureau,    October 2016- November 2018

 Founding & former chair/ Board member, Farmer Veteran Coalition of Vermont,    August 2014- May 2017

Significant Events/ Addresses:

  May 2020- Yestermorrow Speaker Series- Agriculture as a Mechanism for Social Regeneration- Presenter

  March 2020- UVM Davis Center, 8th Annual Veterans Summit- Host/emcee

  February 2020- UVM Davis Center, 38th NOFA-VT Winter Conference, Home-scale Agroforestry- Workshop Lead

  November 2019- St. Michaels College, 3rd Vermont Veterans Town Hall- Host/emcee

  October 2019-  Middlebury Congregational Church, Agricultural Solutions for Climate Resilience- Workshop Co-lead

  September 2019- Vergennes Union High School, Peace One Day/ Climate Justice- Workshop Leader

  September 2019- Breadload Campus, Visions for Vermont- Panelist/presenter 

  February 2019- Spirit in Nature Award Recipient

  February 2019- NOFA-VT Winter Conference- Agricultural Solutions for Social Regeneration- Presenter

  November 2018- Burlington Contois Auditorium, Veterans Town Hall,- Emcee

  August 2018- White River Junction VA Hospital Mental Health Summit, Veterans in Agriculture- Presenter

  June 2018- UVM Farmer Training Program- Vermont Veterans in Agriculture- Presenter

  May 2018- Sen. Sander/ Norwich University, Veterans Town Hall- Participant

  April 2018-  Norwich University, Military Appreciation Day- Participant

  March 2018- AgrAbility National Training Workshop- Operation Adaptation: Climate Change & Regenerative Agriculture- Presenter

  February 2018- NOFA-VT Winter Conference- Community on the Farm: Social Regeneration- Presenter

  January 2018- Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference- Land Reclamation- Presenter

  November 2017- Addison County Farmer Panel at Twilight Auditorium- Organizer and Panelist

  September 2017- NOFA-VT Pizza Social/ 2nd Annual Wild Roots Farm Vermont Harvest Hoe-down

  June 2017- UVM Farmer Training Program- Vermont Veterans in Agriculture- Presenter

  February 2017- NOFA-VT Winter Conference- Veterans in Agriculture- Presenter

  November 2016- 3rd Farmer Veteran Coalition National Stakeholders Conference- Regenerative Agriculture: Resilient Food Systems- Presenter

  August 2016- Vermont Statehouse- Farmer Veteran Coalition of Vermont, Homegrown By Heroes Vermont Proud Launch

  July 2016- NOFA-VT On Farm Workshop- Homescale Regenerative Agriculture and Forest Farming

  April 2016- AgrAbility National Training Workshop- Regenerative Agriculture for Veterans- Presenter

  March 2016- 4th NEK Veterans Summit- Keynote Address

  March 2016- Middlebury College Colloquium- Observing Food Systems- Presenter

  December 2015- Chapter Signing- Farmer Veteran Coalition of Vermont-Founding Chair and Director

  November 2015- 2nd Farmer Veteran Coalition Stakeholders Conference- Chapter Development- Panelist

  November 2015-  Vermont Farm Bureau Centennial Meeting Address- Presenter

  October 2015- Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation Annual Meeting- Keynote

  September 2015- Vermont Farm-Health Task Force Agri-med Training Address- Presenter

  June 2015-  Capital Hill- Farm Credit Salute to Farmer Veterans

  April 2015- AgrAbility National Training Workshop-

  February 2015- White River Junction VA Hospital Annual Meeting- Keynote Address


Garden-and-Health-  https://garden-and-health.com/2020/08/04/usda-offers-15-million-in-grants-to-socially-disadvantaged-and-veteran-farmers/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=paid-eng&utm_campaign=gh-reg&utm_term=ntl-test-int&utm_content=article-EAEC85D5

Garden-and-Health-  https://garden-and-health.com/2020/05/29/farming-and-community-helps-heals-a-local-vet/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=paid-eng&utm_campaign=gh-reg&utm_term=ntl-test-int&utm_content=article-6B532C46

Office of Senator Bernie Sanders, Veterans in Agriculture Promo Video, 2020-  https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/video-audio/veterans-find-career-and-service-through-farming

WCAX, Veterans Town Hall, 2019-  https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Veterans-share-stories-and-memories-with-community--564325491.html 

Milton Independent, Veterans Town Hall, 2019-   https://www.miltonindependent.com/milton/veterans-share-intimate-stories-at-town-hall/article_dcd79156-5014-5b1d-8e7a-5893918c7a2b.html

CCV, Veterans Town Hall, 2019-   https://now.ccv.edu/giving-back-veterans-town-halls-encourage-sharing-and-listening/

WDEV, Dave Gram Show, Veterans Town Hall, 2019-   https://wdevradio.com/veterans-economic-development/

Local 22/44, What Matter This Week, Veterans Town Hall, 2019-   https://www.mychamplainvalley.com/what-matters-this-week/

Addison Independent, Vision of Vermont, 2019-   https://addisonindependent.com/news/group-refines-vision-vermont

Addison Independent, Bristol Homestead, 2019-   https://addisonindependent.com/bristol-homestead-test-farm-and-classroom

Across the Fence, Vermont Homesteaders, 2018-   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByJTut7jk7k&t=79s

Sen. Sanders Veterans Town Hall, 2018-   https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/video/sen-bernie-sanders-host-veterans-town-hall-over-the-weekend/vp-AAxBzdX

WCAX, Veterans in Agriculture, 2018-   http://www.wcax.com/content/news/Wild-roots-farms-helps-those-with-PTSD-462048733.html

Vermont Public Radio, Veterans in Agriculture, 2017-   http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermont-veterans-find-peace-and-purpose-soil#stream/0

Seven Days Vermont, Veterans in Agriculture, 2017-   https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/jon-turner-helps-fellow-vets-at-wild-roots-farm/Content?oid=8256648

National Farm to School, Innovations Grant, 2017-    http://www.farmtoschool.org/news-and-articles/2017-innovation-awards-celebrate-beginning-farmers-and-farmer-veterans

UVM Extension New Farmer Project, 2017-   https://newfarmerproject.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/second-career-farmers-reveal-secrets/

Middlebury Co-op, Veterans Day, 2016-   http://middlebury.coop/2016/11/07/vermont-farmer-veteran-coalition/ 

WCAX, Harvest Hoe-down, 2016-   http://www.wcax.com/story/33402514/new-bristol-farm-celebrates-harvest#WAQTnHrWSJc.facebook

Across the Fence, Veterans in Agriculture, 2016-   https://www.uvm.edu/extension/atfence/?m=20161221

Vermont Public Radio, Vt Proud Homegrown by Heroes, 2016-   http://digital.vpr.net/post/homegrown-heroes-vermont-veterans-find-careers-and-peace-through-farming#stream/0

NOFA-VT, Summer Workshop Series, 2016-   https://issuu.com/nofavt/docs/nofa_notes_summer_2016

Middlebury College ES Colloquium, 2016-   https://vimeo.com/user13965424/review/159967816/c8c3514d42

VT Digger, Veterans Summit, 2016-   https://vtdigger.org/2016/03/07/farmer-and-veteran-jon-turner-to-open-4th-annual-nek-veterans-summit/

The Solutions Journal, Terrace Gardens, 2015-   https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/terraced-agriculture-a-step-in-the-right-direction/

AgrAbility, The Next Mission, Veterans in Agriculture, 2015-   http://www.agrability.org/resources/veterans/

St. Michael's College Defender, Veterans in Agriculture, 2015-   http://defender.smcvt.edu/?p=3477

Vermont Fences, Veterans in Agriculture, 2014-   Winter 2014/15

Addison Independent, Veterans in Agriculture, 2014-   http://addisonindependant.com/201411bristol-marine-seeks-connect-veterans-farming

Shelburne News, Veterans in Agriculture, 2014-   http://shelburnenews.com/2014/11/05/veteran-creates-educational-community-facility-at-wild-roots-farm/

Community Partner/ Host for:

UVM Rubenstein School for Natural Resources & the Environment- NR206, 8 semesters

Middlebury College-

     MiddView Trips, 5 orientations, trip leader orientation

     Midd Athletics- Football x2, Field Hockey, Squash

     Middlebury College Organic Farm/ The Knoll

     Class Visits- Environmental Science, Agro-Ecology

Big Picture Program/ South Burlington High School

Walden Project/ Vergennes Union High School

Workshop Site for Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program Grant in partnership with National Center for Appropriate Technologies and regional veterans


    On-Farm Veteran Farmer Pizza Social

    Summer Workshop Series

Environmental Delegation from the Office of Senator Sanders

Office of Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan


2019 Spirit in Nature Award Recipient

2017 National Farm to School Innovations Grant Award

2015/2016 Farmer Veteran Coalition Fellowship Grant Recipient

2015 Work Vessels for Veterans Grant Recipient