Alabama’s ‘Operation Grow’ Trains Military Veterans in Agriculture

The Operation Grow project, part of the Alabama Beginning Farmer program, provides special emphasis on the training needs of military veterans interested in agriculture. The program provides a three-step farm planning support system using hands-on, on-farm, and digital media-based training. It also fosters networking with other veteran support agencies and non-governmental organizations. The training utilizes an online course called Farming Basics.