Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training Project


USDA NIFA Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program developed the BattleGround to Breaking Ground Project to enhance the sustainability of farms and ranches, especially for military veterans.

The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Project is a 3 phase educational program available to veterans, active duty military, their families, and beginning farmers and ranchers.

Applications now open!!! Click here to learn more.

Who We Serve

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

What We Offer

  • Online education
  • Hands-on training
  • Disability support services
  • Program referrals
  • Mentorship
  • Peer support
  • Veteran transition support

What You Gain

  • Business planning assistance
  • Connection to funding for agriculture businesses
  • Disability support services
  • Individual Education Planning
  • Knowledge & skills in your chosen area of farming/ranching
  • Access to land, capital, and equipment


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