Applications Open for Armed to Farm Training in Texas
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is bringing its Armed to Farm training back to the Lone Star State. Veterans who want to attend the week-long training in Fredericksburg, Texas, May 16-20, 2022, can apply online until April 8, 2022. Armed to Farm gives veterans and their spouses the opportunity to experience sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and explore career opportunities in agriculture. At Armed to Farm, participants learn about business planning, budgeting, recordkeeping, marketing, USDA programs, livestock production, fruit and vegetable production, and more. Veterans from Southwestern states will receive selection priority for this training. The event is free for those chosen to attend; lodging, transportation to local farms, and most meals will be provided.