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Apply Now for Armed to Farm Veteran Training 
in Alabama 

 

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), Alabama A & M University and the Rural South Institute are teaming up to bring NCAT’s Armed to Farm veterans sustainable agriculture training to Alabama for the first time. Military veterans who want to attend bring NCAT’s Armed to Farm veterans sustainable agriculture training to Alabama for the first time.  

Armed to Farm trainings include an engaging blend of farm tours, hands-on activities, and interactive classroom instruction. NCAT sustainable agriculture specialists will teach the training sessions. USDA agency staff and experienced crop and livestock producers will provide additional instruction. 

Applications are available here and are due by September 23, 2022.   

  

Applicants from the Gulf States and Southeast regions will receive selection priority for this training. The number of participants will be limited. NCAT will notify selected participants by September 30. A spouse or adult farm partner is welcome to attend with a veteran but must submit a separate application. 

Dates, Location, and Cost  

Armed to Farm will take place October 31-November 4 in Huntsville, Alabama. Participants will attend classroom sessions and travel to local farms for hands-on learning experiences. 

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, but travel scholarships are available through a partnership with Ranchin’ Vets. 

Sponsors  

NCAT is organizing and hosting this Armed to Farm event in partnership with Alabama A & M University’s Small Farms Research Center and the Rural South Institute. Funding is provided by USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement.   

 

Questions?  

Please contact Margo Hale at margoh@ncat.org or 479-442-9824 

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EVENTS

 

Rural South Institute will Sponsor up to 5 Veterans 

Holistic Management® in Practice

A 5-Day Workshop with Kirk Gadzia

 

 

If you struggle with finding the right formula for business success, land health, and a better life, DO NOT MISS THIS WORKSHOP.

  •  Make more profits!

  •  Increase the quality of life for you and your team!

  •  Help heal your land!

  •  Gain confidence in estimating production and forage reserves!

  •  Optimize animal nutrition!

  •  Support your ranch and defend it against risk and loss!

  •  Learn how to better handle the threat of invasive species!

  •  And so, so much more!

 

This is one of the most in-depth workshops we've ever held! Few people in the Regenerative Agriculture arena have had broader exposure or more hands-on experience than well-known Holistic Management student, educator, and mentor Kirk Gadzia.

 

We guarantee you'll leave with new ideas and practical steps, or we'll give you your money back! Scholarships are available.

 

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 14, 2022

Registration deadline: October 21, 2022

Regular Price: $1250/person + $975 for 2nd team member

Lunches are included.

 

Hotel rooms at the Santa Ana Star Casino and Resort are being offered at a discounted price of $109 + tax/night. This price expires on 10/22 and rooms are limited (you must book your own hotel room).

 

Prairie Star
288 Prairie Star Rd, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004

November 7-11, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM MST

$1,250 – 1st ticket
$950 – 2nd ticket for farm/ranch partner
use promo code HMIP2 to purchase 2nd ticket at discounted price

·       Includes full five-day training with two expert Educators

·       Includes lunch all five days

·       Lodging, breakfast and dinner are the responsibility of the participant

·       Full and partial scholarships are available

Scholarship Application Deadline: 
October 14, 2022

Registration deadline: 
October 21, 2022

$1,250 – 1st ticket
$950 – 2nd ticket for farm/ranch partner

 

use promo code HMIP2 to purchase 2nd ticket at discounted price

·       Includes full five-day training with two expert Educators

·       Includes lunch all five days

·       Lodging, breakfast and dinner are the responsibility of the participant

·       Full and partial scholarships are available

  

 

 Regenerative Agriculture on the Pueblo of Santa Ana

 

Registration 

$1,250 – 1st ticket
$950 – 2nd ticket for farm/ranch partner
use promo code HMIP2 to purchase 2nd ticket at discounted price

·       Includes full five-day training with two expert Educators

·       Includes lunch all five days

·       Lodging, breakfast and dinner are the responsibility of the participant

·       Full and partial scholarships are available

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 14, 2022
 

 

Registration deadline: October 21, 2022

 

 

use promo code HMIP2 to purchase 2nd ticket at discounted price

 

COVID-19 Policy:

Please note, the format and/or requirements for event attendance may change in light of shifting CDC and state public health guidelines. HMI will make every effort to communicate these changes in a timely fashion.

Media Policy:

By registering for this event, you hereby consent and agree that HMI has the right to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of you and to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known, for HMI outreach and further consent that your name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary.

 

Lodging

Santa Ana Star Casino and Resort, 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd. Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004 

You will need to make your own reservations but a special rate for the 5-day workshop has been established with the Santa Ana Star Casino and Resort.  Rooms are first come first served.  

Call to make reservations: 1.844.466.2378.  Use Code 3122 to receive the special rate of $109 + tax/night. 

Rooms must be reserved by October 22, 2022 when the block will close.

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