Chatfield Farms Veteran Program
In 2015, Chatfield Farms teamed up with Veterans to Farmers to provide a dual track program to the veteran community (farming on a small local farm or greenhouse growing). Veteran participants develop job skills, learn how to operate a small farm, engage with different communities, create relationships with other service members and receive a living expense stipend for their participation.
The program is a 21-week session every Monday and Thursday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The mission of the Veterans Farm Program is to connect military veterans to a farming career, specifically small-scale vegetable production, in a way that engages the mind body and soul in a holistic approach to sustainable living.
During the 21-week session participants will discuss key farming topics, work with Chatfield Farms staff and tour local farms.
Veteran participants develop job skills, learn how to operate a small farm, engage with different communities, create relationships with other service members and receive financial compensation for their participation.
How to get involved: After you fill out an application, we will be in touch to schedule an interview. We value the hard work that each participant adds to the farms so there is a stipend each individual receives throughout the course.
Key Farming Topics: Soil - Seeds/Plant Propagation - Irrigation - Pests and Disease Equipment -Harvest/Post Harvest - Market Experience - Beekeeping - GMOs - Cover Crops and Composting - Canning/Preserving – Mindfulness - Agri-tourism
Greenhouse Management and Aquaponics Training Program: Please visit the Veterans to Farmers website: www.veteranstofarmers.org