Alabama’s ‘Operation Grow’ Trains Military Veterans in Agriculture
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Armed to Farm
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.