This national database allows Veterans, farmers, and organizations such as Cooperative Extension, to connect with each other through farmland, farm employment, and training program listings.
Networking Tools for Veterans in Agriculture
Veterans in agriculture can now get information in one place with this national database that lists:
- Organizations offering agriculture training programs for Veterans
- Jobs from farmers who want to employ Veterans
- Farmland available to Veterans from landowners who want to help Veterans get started in farming
- Farms of Veterans who are already farming
Each listing is categorized by color and ‘pinned’ on the map based off the location. Check it out! https://www.ncat.org/atf-map/
Along with the Farmland, Farm Employment, and Training Program Locator database, NCAT/ATTRA also has a Veterans in Agriculture Listserv.
For more information about these networking tools, go to https://www.ncat.org/ncat-attra-new-networking-tools-military-veterans-in-agriculture/ where you will also be able to find contact information to help with further questions.
About the ATTRA Project
In a time of an increasing need to develop a more sustainable and environmentally benign agricultural industry, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) staff developed and proposed to Congress the ATTRA project. Funded in 1987 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the project serves Cooperative Extension agents, farmers, ranchers, and others interested in conserving soils and water, reducing chemical inputs, and/or diversifying their agriculture operations.