Deadline to Apply is April 27
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is bringing its Armed to Farm training to New Hampshire. Armed to Farm gives military veterans an opportunity to learn about transitioning to a farming life.
Armed to Farm combines engaging classroom sessions with farm tours and hands-on activities. Participants learn about business planning, budgeting, recordkeeping, marketing, livestock production, vegetable production, and more.
Participants gain a strong foundation in the basic principles of operating a sustainable farming enterprise. In addition, attendees join a nationwide network of supportive farmer-veterans and agricultural advisors.
Instructors for this New Hampshire Armed to Farm will include NCAT sustainable agriculture specialists, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension agents, representatives from USDA agencies, and experienced crop and livestock producers.
Veterans can visit https://www.ncat.org/armedtofarm to complete an application by April 27, 2018.
The program is available to military veterans in the Northeast who are interested in starting a farm or who have recently begun farming (less than 10 years).
Spouses and farming partners are also invited to apply. NCAT will notify selected participants by May 4.
Dates, Location, and Cost
Armed to Farm is scheduled for June 11 – June 15, 2018, at the Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, NH. The training will be divided between classroom sessions and travel to local farms for tours and hands-on activities.
The event is free for those chosen to attend; NCAT will provide lodging, transportation to local farms, and most meals. Participants must pay their own travel costs to and from the event.
Please contact Andy Pressman: firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-587-3475.
NCAT is organizing and hosting this Armed to Farm event in New Hampshire. Financial support comes from NCAT’s ATTRA Program and the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.