Military Veteran to Agriculture Entrepreneur

National Events - Virtual
Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 3:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Zephrine Hanson, Air Force veteran, founder of Hampden Farms and recent winner of WeWork’s $10K Black entrepreneurs grant, discusses her journey as a military veteran to becoming an entrepreneur in agriculture. Zephrine will share how strategic partnerships have led to business success.

Derrick Jackson is a recently transitioned Army veteran and the founder of Grass Grazed, a farm on a mission to produce protein with the promise of integrity raised with ethical practices and regenerative farming methods. Derrick’s family farm was recently highlighted in USA Today!

Zephrine and Derrick join Bunker Labs to discuss agriculture and farming entrepreneurial paths. How can you get a farm up and running? How can strategic partnerships and community connections help to grow your business?

In addition, we’ll be discussing how to leverage media outlets, grants and pitch competitions for business!  

This event is for you if...

1. You're interested in meeting more like-minded, action-oriented entrepreneurs in a fun, casual setting.

2. You’re interested in getting involved in the local entrepreneur community.

3. You'd like to learn more about companies being created by veterans in our community.

Registered attendees will receive a confirmation email with a link to the virtual Zoom room.

*This event will be recorded. Participation in the meeting indicates your consent to being included in the meeting recording.


  • Zephrine Hanson

    Zephrine Hanson

    Hampden Farms


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  • Derrick Jackson

    Derrick Jackson

    Grass Grazed


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  • Facilitators

  • Liz Marion

    Liz Marion

    Bunker Labs

    Events Director

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  • Hosts

  • Nick Bradfield

    Nick Bradfield

    Bunker Labs

    Program Director

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  • Shelby Nelson

    Shelby Nelson

    Bunker Labs

    Entrepreneur Experience Director

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  • Partners