[montanafood_ag] Fwd: 'Montana Armed to Farm' Veterans Training Upcoming

Sandra Booth sandrab at ncat.org
Tue Jun 28 13:47:58 MDT 2016


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'Armed to Farm' Veteran Training Set for Montana this Summer


The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is now accepting
applications from military veterans who want to attend our Armed to
Farm (ATF) training in Great
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The week-long ATF training gives veterans and their spouses an
opportunity to see sustainable, profitable small-scale farming
enterprises and examine farming as a viable career.

ATF offers a dynamic blend of farm tours and hands-on experience with
classroom instruction. Participants will learn about business planning,
budgeting, recordkeeping, marketing, livestock production, vegetable
production, small grain production, and more. Participants will leave
the training with a strong foundation in the basic principles of
operating a sustainable farming enterprise.

NCAT sustainable agriculture specialists will teach the training
sessions. Additional contributors will include staff from USDA
Agencies, plus experienced crop and livestock producers.

Dates, Location, and Cost

Armed to Farm is scheduled for August 29 - September 2  at Great Falls
College - Montana State University in Great Falls, Mont. Participants
will attend classroom sessions at the college, and the hands-on
instruction will take place at several area farms.

The number of participants will be limited. Applications are due July
22, and selected participants will be notified no later than July 27.
Spouses are encouraged to apply as well because running a farm will
impact their lives even if they are not directly involved.

The event is free for those chosen to attend; lodging, transportation
to local farms and most meals will be provided. Participants must pay
their own travel costs to and from the event.

Application

To apply, click here. <https://www.ncat.org/armedtofarm/>  Remember,
applications are due July 22.

Sponsors

Armed to Farm is organized and hosted by the National Center for
Appropriate Technology. Financial support comes from NCAT's ATTRA
program and NorthWest Farm Credit Services.

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