Beginning Farmer Rancher

Applications are now open!  Apply HERE today!

Applications close March 10 5pm CST


The Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training Project is a 3 phase program developed to increase the number of veteran beginning farmers and ranchers in Texas through face to face and online training, hands on experiential training ,and technical guidance and enhance the sustainability of Texas’ veterans new and beginning farmers and ranchers through an innovative, holistic model for education, training, technical assistance, and outreach.


  • Farmers Assisting Returning Military- F.A.R.M.
  • Farmer Veteran Coalition
  • Millican Alliance
  • Texas Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Texas Department of Agriculture
  • USDA

Call for Mentors

Looking for current producers willing to mentor veterans and beginning farmers and ranchers.  Here is a quick video about the mentorship program.

For more information, please contact:

Erin Kimbrough at (979)847-6185 or

B.J. Leggett at (979)862-1926 or

Resources for Veteran Farmers/Ranchers Presentation

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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