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BattleGround to Breaking Ground Graduates Utilize NRCS to Grow their Ranch

After Chris and Theda Pogue retired from military service, the family of five settled down and officially began GP Ranch in 2018 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. The operation includes a herd of bison and a mix of Heritage pigs, chicken, and turkey. They also produce leafy greens like lettuce, cabbage, and kale, as well as tomatoes, corn, snow peas, sugar snap peas, carrots, broccoli, onions, garlic, watermelon, squash, and pumpkins on a 1.5-acre garden plot. Both Chris and Theda are graduates of the third BattleGround to Breaking Ground cohort. Check out their story below.

The BattleGround to Breaking Ground program trains and educates veterans, active-duty military, and other beginning farmers and ranchers like Chris and Theda to start or expand agriculture businesses. Learn more about applying to the program here.


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