Positions:

  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



Press:
 

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

NOFA-VT-

    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






Awards:


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