Armed to Farm Veteran Event
Veterans and their spouses who are considering farming as a viable career can apply to spend several days in September learning about sustainable, small-scale farming at “Armed to Farm” (ATF) events in Arkansas and Mississippi. ATF will be a dynamic blend of farm tours and hands-on experience with classroom instruction. Participants will learn about business planning, budgeting, recordkeeping, marketing, livestock production, fruit and vegetable production, and more. Participants will leave the training with a strong foundation in the basic principles of operating a sustainable farming enterprise. The number of participants will be limited. Applications are due August 1, 2014. Selected participants will be notified no later than August 8, 2014.