Armed to Urban Farm: Baltimore, Maryland
This hybrid Armed to Urban Farm will combine engaging online classroom sessions with in-person farm tours and hands-on activities. Participants will learn about whole-farm planning, farm financial planning, urban crop production, urban soils, marketing, and more.
Instructors will include NCAT sustainable agriculture specialists and U.S. Department of Agriculture personnel. Attendees will also learn from producers experienced in an urban setting.
The program is available to military veterans who are interested in starting an urban farm or who are beginning urban farmers (less than 10 years). All veterans are welcome to apply, but those from the Mid-Atlantic region will receive priority. Spouses and farming partners are welcome as well, but must submit separate applications.
Participants must commit to attending both the virtual and in-person sessions.
Armed to Urban Farm’s online sessions will take place via Zoom from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern on the following dates:
Participants may join the live Zoom sessions online or via phone. However, access to a computer, tablet, or mobile device and internet is required in order to watch recorded sessions and complete online assignments.
The in-person portion of the training will take place October 4-5, 2021, in Baltimore, MD. Participants must be able to travel to Baltimore to meet in person. Lodging will be provided at the Hyatt Place Baltimore/Inner Harbor. The training will include short classroom sessions at the Hyatt and travel to urban farms in Baltimore for tours and hands-on activities.
The application deadline for this event has passed. Stay tuned for additional training opportunities!
Armed to Farm: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Information coming soon!
Armed to Farm 2.0
Armed to Farm 2.0 will return in 2022!
Armed to Farm 2.0 is a next-level sustainable agriculture training designed for those who have attended an Armed to Farm in the past. ATF 2.0 provides more in-depth curriculum on business planning, financial management, marketing, and scaling-up production. We tailor hands-on activities at area farms to participants’ needs and focus on more advanced production, marketing, and entrepreneurship techniques. There is plenty of time for information sharing and networking. NCAT provides lodging, most meals, and transportation to local farms during this week-long event.