Armed to Farm 2.0:
Sustainable Agriculture Training for Military Veterans
Geneva, NY ~ Oct. 21-25th, 2019
Application Form

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), in partnership with Cornell University’s Small Farms Program and the Canandaigua VA Medical Center’s Whole Health Program, is now accepting applications from military veterans who want to attend our week-long Armed to Farm (ATF) 2.0 training from October 21-25, 2019. ATF 2.0 is open to veterans and their partners who have completed the Armed to Farm 1.0 training and who are looking for more in-depth and enterprise-specific education on managing a profitable small-scale farm.

Attendees must also be enrolled in a New York State Veteran Affairs (VA) medical center (VISN2 Region). This includes the Canandaigua, Bath and other New York State VA medical facilities. Military veterans living in and around New York, who are enrolled, or who are willing to enroll, in the New York State facilities are welcome to apply.

The event is free for those chosen to attend; lodging at the Ramada Geneva Lakefront, transportation to local farms and most meals will be provided. Participants must pay their own travel costs to and from the event.

Please answer the following questions in as much detail as possible.
Selection of participants is competitive and will be based in part on the information you provide below.

Will your spouse or farm partner be attending?
If you check "Yes" you MUST fill out a separate application for your spouse or farm partner.

Are you currently enrolled in a New York State Veteran Affairs (VA) medical center (VISN2 Region)?

If no, don’t worry, please continue submitting your application. Also, you will need to contact Paul Dougherty at the Canandaigua VA for more information: (315) 945-7381

What Armed to Farm did you attend?

Are you currently producing farm products for sale and/or personal use?

If so, how long have you been farming?


What are you currently producing or planning to produce? (Please check all that apply.)

What topics would you be most interested in covering during Armed to Farm 2.0?

How will attending the Armed to Farm 2.0 workshop help you improve your farm?

If chosen to participate in this workshop, I am able to commit to attending all training sessions for the duration of the event, from October 21st-25th, 2019.

Do you have a service animal that you will bring to the training?

How did you hear about this training?

Please note:

Applicants will be notified no later than October 4th, 2019 about the status of their application.
• Attendees are responsible for their travel to and from the event.
• Registration is limited and NCAT reserves the right to select those people it deems would benefit most by this event.

For more information, please contact NCAT Northeast Regional Director Andy Pressman at 479-587-3475 or visit

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The deadline to apply is due by Sunday September 29th, 2019!

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