Armed to Farm in the Press

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Armed to Farm is Sustainable Agriculture Training For Military Veterans
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The Armed to Farm program has received news coverage via radio, television, and online media outlets. The following is a short list of stories about Armed to Farm and some of the veterans who have participated in the program.

Architect of the Capitol blog

• Nov.16, 2018U.S. Botanic Garden Helps Veterans with Urban Farming

Keene Sentinel

• June 14, 2018Military veterans get a taste of the farming life in Troy

AgNet West

• May 7, 2018Armed to Farm Program Provides Veterans with Farming Skills

Keene Sentinel

• April 15, 2018From Kevlar to kale: Armed to Farm gives veterans seeds of opportunity

Valley Journal

• Oct. 18, 2017Armed to Farm: Farming offers therapeutic benefits for veterans, service members

The Missoulian

• Oct. 15, 2017Back from the brink: Montana-based program aims to help veterans get started in agiculture

The Prairie Star

• September 04, 2017Military Farming Opportunities Focus on Small-scale Enterprises

KUAF Radio

• June 19, 2017Fayetteville Sustainable Agri-Training Program For U.S. Veterans Goes National

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

• June 18, 2017Military veterans find farming's a good fit

From Tri-State Livestock News

• May 25, 2017Armed to Farm connects veterans to ag production

From University of Arkansas News

• June 15, 2016Center of Excellence for Poultry Science Hosts Armed to Farm Workshop

From KTBS Channel 3, Shreveport, LA:

• Dec. 8, 2014Armed to Farm program offers training for military veterans

From FoodTank:

• Nov. 10, 201421 Projects Helping Vets Through Food and Agriculture

From the United States Department of Agriculture blog:

• Nov. 10, 2014Armed to Farm: Bridging Veterans to Agriculture • Sept. 18, 2012Armed to Farm Gives Veterans the Tools they Need to Farm

From NCAT's Southeast Regional Office blog:

• Dec. 2, 2013Armed to Farm Veterans Build Partnerships and Community

Interviews with past Armed to Farm participants

• Nov. 7, 2014Armed to Farm: Small farm, Big goals • Nov. 11, 2014Armed to Farm: Veteran Healing through Farming • Nov. 19, 2014Armed to Farm: On-the-farm to help other vets • Sept. 8, 2014Blue Yonder Organic Farms draws conservation blueprint


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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.


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