MSEJ Salute to Industry Manufacturing and Logistics - Page 32

"It became clear to me that all we needed was a push in the right direction and reassurance that there were people in our corner, Heroic Food fulfilled both of those tasks.”

There is no doubt in my mind that if Heroic Food was not part of my life, I would not be farming full time today. During the summer of 2016 I attended Heroic Food’s very first workshop on high tunnel construction at their original incubator farm in Hudson, NY. At this point in my life my wife and I were going through a tough time where the career choices had chosen for ourselves were leading us and we were very unhappy.

-Chris Wellington, veteran, owner and operator of Muddy Roots Farm

He joined the Army to start a military career and travel the world. Upon his separation date from the military, he decided to enroll in the Home Builders Institute (HBI) program

He learned about Carpentry, obtained a Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate of Training and an OSHA-10 card all at no cost to him or the DoD. McDaniel has a passion for the construction industry and wanted to increase his knowledge in this field. McDaniel stated that he signed up for the class to increase his knowledge in the carpentry field.

-Zach McDaniel, Veteran, Owner and Operator Rolling Hill's Construction

"It became clear to me that all we needed was a push in the right direction and reassurance that there were people in our corner, Heroic Food fulfilled both of those tasks.”