Veterans: Apply Today for NCAT’s Armed to Farm Training

Veterans: Apply Today for NCAT’s Armed to Farm Training

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is now accepting applications from military veterans who want to attend our week-long Armed to Farm (ATF) training in Fayetteville, AR. The event will take place June 6-10, 2016.

ATF gives veterans and their spouses an opportunity to see sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and examine farming as a viable career.

ATF will be a dynamic blend of farm tours and hands-on experience with classroom instruction. Participants will learn about business planning, budgeting, recordkeeping, marketing, livestock production, fruit and vegetable production, and more. Participants will leave the training with a strong foundation in the basic principles of operating a sustainable farming enterprise.

NCAT Sustainable Agriculture specialists will teach the training sessions. Additional contributors will include staff from USDA agencies, plus experienced crop and livestock producers.

Apply online at Applications are due April 29, and selected participants will be notified no later than May 6. The number of participants will be limited. Spouses are encouraged to apply as well.

Location and Cost

Classroom sessions will be held on the beautiful University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. Hands-on instruction will take place at several area farms.

The event is free for attendees; lodging, transportation to local farms, and most meals will be provided. Participants must pay their own travel costs to and from the event.

More Information

Questions? Email or call 479-442-9824. Visit our blog to read articles about previous Armed to Farm events.


Armed to Farm is organized and hosted by NCAT in partnership with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. Financial support comes from NCAT’s ATTRA program and USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.

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