Armed to Farm:
Sustainable Agriculture Training for Military Veterans
June 10-14, 2019
Craftsbury Common, Vermont
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 at Sterling College June 10-14. ATF allows veterans and their farming partner to experience sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and explore agriculture as a viable careers. ATF’s engaging blend of farm tours, hands-on experience, and interactive classroom instruction gives participants a strong foundation in the basic principles of operating a sustainable farm. Participants learn about business planning, budgeting, recordkeeping, marketing, livestock production, fruit and vegetable production, and more. In addition, attendees gain a network of supportive farmer-veterans and agricultural advisors. Applications are due by May 3. Selection priority will be given to residents of the Northeast region.