Beginning Farmer Rancher

Who We Serve

  • Veterans
  • Active Duty Military
  • Military Spouses
  • Beginning Farmers & Ranchers

What We Offer

  • Online Education
  • Hands on Training
  • Mentorship
  • Peer Support
  • Access to Land, Capital, and Equipment

What You Gain

Knowledge and support to start a production agriculture business

 Applications are now OPEN!

The Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training Project applications are now OPEN!  The Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training Project provides online courses for Business Planning, Marketing, Financial Management, and will walk participants through building their business plan.  The courses will hosted through an online course platform, and the application will be in the same format.

Below are the steps for accessing the online application:

  1. Download instructions for making an account on eXtension online.
  2. Open eXtension Online 
  3. Follow instructions (linked in step 1) to create your eXtension Online account and access the BGBG Fall 2017 Interview course.  There will be instructions once you access the BGBG Fall 2017 Interview course on how to complete the application.
  4.   If you need assistance with this process, please contact BJ Leggett at (979)862.1926 or Erin Kimbrough at (979)847.6185
  5. There will be an applicant webinar on September 18th, discussing the application, how to access the application, and tips for completing it (click here to register for the webinar).

If you are interested in being a mentor or participant in the Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training Project, contact us.


Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming Battleground to Breaking Ground Events!


Resources for Veteran Farmers & Ranchers

Check out the video of Erin Kimbrough and B.J. Leggett’s presentation for the AgrAbility Virtual National Training Workshop on Resources for Veteran Farmers/Ranchers.


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