The 2013 Armed to Farm training begins tomorrow in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The week-long session of farm tours and practical information is offered free to a limited number of U.S. veterans and their spouses. It is organized and hosted by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). Priority was given to returning service personnel from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In a time where returning military are often not offered the support they need to resume a normal life, the chance to learn about the rewarding and arguably healing career of small-scale farming is a great and deserved gift to our veterans.
Read the USDA article.