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
- 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