Resources for Veterans: Armed to Farm

Resources for Veterans: Armed to Farm

NCAT’s Armed to Farm program gives military veterans and their partners an opportunity to explore the realities of profitable, small-scale, regenerative farming as a viable career. These intensive trainings bring veterans to the farm to get their hands dirty and feel what it’s like to operate diverse agricultural enterprises.

Since 2010, NCAT has partnered with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Farmer Veteran Coalition, University of Arkansas, Growing Warriors, and other sustainable agriculture organizations to train veterans interested in sustainable agriculture careers.

The goals of Armed to Farm are:

  • To train veterans and their partners to operate sustainable crop and livestock enterprises
  • To create a network of veterans and their families who are starting careers in sustainable agriculture

    Veterans petting baby goats at Armed to Farm training.
    Quality time with the kids during 2017 Armed to Farm in New York.
  • To provide technical assistance to participants as they start and improve their farming operations

You can check out all the resources we offer to veterans as well as upcoming training events at

For more information about the program, contact NCAT Southeast Regional Director Margo Hale at 479-442-9824 or


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