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, Armed to Farm 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, UNH Cooperative Extension agents, representatives from USDA agencies, and experienced crop and livestock producers.
Veterans can visit www.ncat.org/atf_NH 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 4th, 2018.