Posted July 28, 2014
Armed to Farm (ATF) provides veterans and their spouses an opportunity to experience “sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises.” Veterans will examine farming as a viable career and will learn about the capital, labor, and risks associated with farming, as well as the return on investment that is realistically possible.
National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) Sustainable Agriculture specialists will teach training sessions, including business planning, budgeting, recordkeeping, marketing, livestock production, fruit and vegetable production, and more.
Staff from University of Arkansas, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and crop and livestock producers will also be present.
The Fayetteville event is scheduled for September 14-19, with an additional even in Jackson, Mississippi September 22-26.
The deadline for applications is due August 1 and space is limited. Selected participants will be notified by August 8.
The event is free for participants with lodging and most meals provided, however, transportation to and from the event must be provide by the participant.
For more information and to apply for the event, visit NCAT’s website here. The application can also be downloaded here.
For more information on sustainable agriculture, please visit the National Agricultural Law Center’s website here.