Armed to Farm: Sustainable Agriculture Training for Military Veterans
This week, NCAT joined other nonprofits across the country in a friendly fundraising contest, the American Heroes Charity Challenge. Launched by the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, the challenge invites organizations working to assist veterans, firefighters, and other first responders to compete to see who can raise the most funds for their cause.
At NCAT, we’re competing to benefit our sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans, Armed to Farm. The competition runs from now until July 6—that’s just a little over a month, and we need your help to reach our goal.
We need to raise $25,000, the amount it costs us to host just one week-long Armed to Farm training. That amount provides FREE lodging, meals, transportation, educational materials, and more for 30 veterans and their spouses or farming partners during the training. At Armed to Farm, veterans learn not only hands-on production techniques, but also often-overlooked aspects of farming that are critical to success: business planning, financial management, and goal setting to meet the needs of everyone involved in the farm.
Since 2013 we’ve helped hundreds of veterans in 31 states succeed at starting or expanding their farms, and demand for our training continues to grow. You can help us continue to provide veterans with the knowledge, resources, and supportive networks that will help them build their farming careers.
Please share this with others, and visit the Armed to Farm charity challenge team page to donate. If you enjoy a friendly competition, you can even sign up to join our team. Thank you for your support!
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