BFRDP Projects

Beefing Up Livestock, Poultry and Agroforestry Enterprises for Military Veteran Farmers
[Final Report]

Award Amount: $599,971
Grant Program: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Director: Dan Donoghue
Organization: University of Arkansas


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Project Overview

Farming offers a viable avenue for veterans assimilating into society capitalizing on skills that made them successful in the military. Through previous BFRDP projects, our team has supported hundreds of veterans through research and training opportunities yet there continues to be a critical need to train and support the next generation of new farmers.  We continue to network with the veterans that have participated in our bootcamps, internships and workshops and asked them for their priorities for our program.  The top requests from these new farmers were to have more extensive training past initial boot camp programs; and to provide the training we have for other livestock species to include beef cattle production.  Therefore our objectives for this proposal are to: 1) enhance existing courses and add training modules for pasture beef production to our New Farmer Online Training Program; 2) provide a more comprehensive suite of training opportunities including Armed to Farm 2.0 Boot Camp, and intensive internship opportunities; and 3) expand custom networking and mentoring systems to effectively support a new generation of farmers.

Number of Participants: 617


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