Armed to Farm Events

What is Armed to Farm?

Armed to Farm is Sustainable Agriculture Training For Military Veterans
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Upcoming Events:

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) hopes to give military veterans and their spouses an opportunity to see sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and examine farming as a viable career. Trainings range in length from conference presentations, two-day workshops, and week-long training events. Keep scrolling to learn more.

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Veteran Scholarships Available for Sustainable Ag Conference

Annual Southern SAWG conference focuses on practical advice for farmers

Limited scholarships are available for military veterans who would like to attend Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s (SAWG) annual Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference.

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Applications are available at:
https://www.ncat.org/atf_AR_ssawg/
…and are due by December 5, 2018.

Applicants will be notified no later than December 14 about the status of their scholarship application.

For more information on the scholarships, contact Margo Hale at margoh@ncat.org.

Dates, Location, and Cost
The popular conference, which is being held January 23 through January 26 in Little Rock, AR, focuses on practical tools and solutions to build the necessary bridges between farmers, marketers, ag professionals, and local-food system advocates.
The University of Arkansas and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) are partnering to offer the veteran scholarships. Fifteen partial scholarships, which will cover the cost of general conference registration, will be awarded. Five full scholarships are also available, which will cover the cost of conference registration, short course and field trip attendance, and lodging at the conference hotel.

To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.ssawg.org/january-2019-conference/

Armed to Farm is sponsored by NCAT’s ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program and a grant from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.

Questions?
Contact: Margo Hale
margoh@ncat.org
479-442-9824


Past Armed to Farm Trainings:

• October 15 – 19, 2018 ~ Glendive, Montana
• October 1 – 5, 2018 ~ Fayetteville, Arkansas
• September 10 – 14, 2018 ~ Washington, D.C.
• June 11 – 15, 2018 ~ Troy, NH
• April 16 – 20, 2018 ~ Davis, CA
• October 9 – 13, 2017 — Charlo, MT
• August 21 – 25, 2017 — Bangor, ME
• July 31 – August 4, 2017 — Queensbury, NY
• June 12 – 16, 2017 — Fayetteville, AR
• August 29 – September 2, 2016 — Great Falls, MT
• August 9-12, 2016 — Hamilton, NY
• June 6-10, 2016 — Fayetteville, AR
• August 2-7, 2015 — Houghton, NY
• April 13-17, 2015 — Castroville, TX
• September 22-26, 2014 — Jackson, MS
• September 15-19, 2014 — Fayetteville, AR
• June 17-22, 2013 — Fayetteville, AR

 

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Funding for Armed to Farm has come from NCAT’s ATTRA – Sustainable Agriculture program, USDA Rural Business Cooperative Services, USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, projects with the University of Arkansas and Cornell University, USDA Risk Management Agency and Swords to Plowshares.