16 Apr '18, 11am

Seeking applications from across the northeast by 4/27!

Seeking applications from across the northeast by 4/27!

Military veterans are a special breed. Women and men all over the country leave the services with dreams for their future. Perhaps she sat in a Humvee jotting down notes or drawing maps of a future farm. Or perhaps he talked to his squad members about his idea of starting a small vegetable farm in the Adirondacks. This is where NCAT’s Armed to Farm beginning farmer training program enters the picture. The Armed to Farm program gives military veterans and their partners an opportunity to explore the realities of profitable, small-scale, regenerative farming as a viable career. These week-long intensive trainings bring veterans to the farm to get their hands dirty and feel what it’s like to operate diverse agricultural enterprises. Armed to Farm gave me the tools to take my farm dream seriously and make it happen,” says one of the participants. “I can’t say if I would have h...

Full article: http://www.ncat.org/armedtofarm/

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