Service Members exiting the military and Veterans alike are often faced with the daunting question of ‘what now?” The Veteran’s Farm of NC answers that question for many of these Soldiers, with their own mission – “Giving Veterans a new mission and America a new farmer”.

The three programs are critically needed to fill a major void in NC, with agriculture and military being the top two industries. Founded by former Marine Robert Elliott, The Veterans Farm of NC was cultivated by Robert’s experiences on the farm before and after leaving the military himself. Their six month program will focus on history, science, theory, production models, agricultural concepts, and hands-on labs in livestock, poultry, horticulture, field crops, gourmet mushroom production, value added production and much more.

Hands on Education and Training


VATEP is a six-month, comprehensive program covering the agricultural basics needed to start, run, market and secure resources needed to grow your operation.


Farm MAP is part of the Ft. Bragg Career Skills Program. Active-duty military personnel within 180 days of their EAS/ETS are eligible to participate in Farm MAP depending on Unit and SFL/TAPS approval.

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Looking for a good time? Come to our classes – you’ll have a great time running with great folks.