Please Support Our Veteran Farmers

By making a financial contribution to the Veteran to Farmer Training Program, you will be helping to make a difference in the lives of men and women whose service and sacrifice provide the security and comfort we all enjoy. Your tax-deductible contribution will support not only the careers of transitioning American veterans, but also help to spread the restorative organic farming practices that have earned Turner Farm its reputation. To make a contribution, please contact Abby Lundrigan at abby@turnerfarm.org.

Kenneth Hamilton, Veteran to Farmer Training Program

Veteran to Farmer Training Program (VFTP)

We are now searching for our 2020-2021 Veteran Farmer. For application details, please contact Abby Lundrigan at abby@turnerfarm.org.

Turner Farm’s Veteran to Farmer Training Program is designed to provide the training and resources necessary to help military veterans transition into successful careers in agriculture. This paid, full-time training evolution lasts up to two years and takes place at Turner Farm and the farm’s VFTP incubator garden.

The program is designed to:

  • Train veterans in the basic skills of farming, including organic farming

  • Assist veterans with business and market planning

  • Connect veterans with members of the local food community

  • Help veterans find land and access to capital to start their own business

Turner Farm offers an impressive diversity of educational opportunities, including:

  • Crop and livestock management

  • Soil and pest management

  • Machinery and infrastructure maintenance

  • Produce sales and marketing

VFTP trainees will complete a season (April 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020) of hands-on work and classroom education with the Turner Farm crop production staff and interns. Second-year opportunities for VFTP trainees will also be discussed and determined within the first year.

To follow the Turner Farm Veteran Facebook page click here.