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Training

The BattleGround to Breaking Ground program offers online business planning courses, hands-on-training, and online agriculture production courses.

Phase 1 Online Course (Optional).

Click Phase 1 Online Course to access the Phase 1 Online Course. Phase 1 Online Course is encouraged before applying to Phase 2 & Phase 3 but not required.

Phase 2 Business Planning Course

Option 1: (Veterans & Active Duty Military ONLY) Pay the $10 application fee and submit an application to apply for a tuition waiver. Tuition waivers waive tuition for Phase 2 & Phase 3 courses. 15 tuition waivers awarded per cohort. Applications for a tuition waiver are open October 4, 2021 to January 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm CST.

Battleground to Breaking Ground Application Process Introduction Video

There is also a NEW OPTION to waive the requirement of completing 64 of the 100 hands-on learning hours in either Nixon or Gatesville if you live more than 100 miles for either of those farm training locations. You can find more information about the waiver under the “Getting to know you” section of the application course under “Petition to Waive HOL Requirement“.

Click Battleground Application For Tuition Waiver to submit an application to waive the $1500 tuition for Phase 2 & Phase 3.

Option 2: Pay the tuition, skip the application process and bypass the in-person requirements- 30 spots per cohort available

Registration for the Phase 2 Business Planning Course will be open October 4, 2021 to January 7, 2022.

Click Phase 2 Business Planning Course to skip the application process and waive the in-person requirements by paying the tuition. 

Phase 3 Agriculture Production Course

Option 1: (Veterans & Active Duty Military ONLY)  Tuition waivers waive tuition for Phase 2 & Phase 3 courses.

Option 2: Successfully complete the Phase 2 Business Planning course and a link to register for Phase 3 will be sent to you. 

Transitioning Military Members check out our new BattleGround to Breaking Ground Skills Training Program

Click HERE to view information about ways to access BattleGround to Breaking Ground Program

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Click here for video description of Battleground to Breaking Ground Program

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