Skills Training Program for Transitioning Military

Program Information

Designed specifically for transitioning military members using Career Skills Program or DoD SkillBridge, BGBG-STP is a certificate program managed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service that provides education & training for transitioning service members who desire to go into agricultural production. The education provided enables program participants to establish gainful self-employment as an agriculture business manager or owner/operator. Cohorts are 16 weeks in length, and participants will receive training on agriculture business planning & management and agriculture production practices.

BGBG-STP is designed specifically for transitioning military members to attend through the SkillBridge program or Career Skills Program (CSP) in their final 180 days in the military. This is open to any rank from all service branches.


This is a hybrid program with a mix of online learning and in-person hands-on training events in Texas in the Waco/Killeen, Bryan/College Station, and San Antonio areas. Event locations vary and are mandatory. We will align you with one of our partner training farms where you will do the bulk of your hands-on training – normally the training farm your residence is closest to, however this is not guaranteed. We have partner training farmers located in the greater Waco/Killeen, Bryan/College Station, and San Antonio areas.

Program Dates

Cohorts start each January (with an end date in late April/early May) and July (with an end date in late November/early December). Exact dates will be determined as soon as possible in advance. We recommend following the Battleground to Breaking Ground Facebook page or contact us for the latest info.

Registration Information

For more information about the program and instructions on how to apply, contact Heidi Barber at or (254) 640-2967

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