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BattleGround to Breaking Ground Program

Thanks to a USDA NIFA Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program grant the BattleGround to Breaking Ground Program (BGBG) was developed to increase the number of farmers and ranchers & to enhance their sustainability.

The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Project is a 4 phase educational program available to veterans, active duty military, their families, and other beginning farmers and ranchers.

In 2019, BGBG partnered with Compatible Lands Foundation to increase the hands-on training portion of the program by developing additional training sites at Mesquite Field Farm in Nixon, TX and the Farmer’s Education & Training Center in Gatesville, TX.

Who We Serve

  • Military Veterans
  • Military-Active Duty
  • Military Families
  • Beginning Farmers & Ranchers

What We Offer

  • Online education
  • Hands-on training
  • Disability support services
  • Mentorships
  • Peer support
  • Veteran transition support

What You Gain

  • Business plan
  • Access to agriculture operations funding
  • Individual Education Planning
  • Knowledge & skills in production agriculture
  • Mentor training
  • Gradates are eligible for additional funding¬†

 

 


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