Episode 5

Published on:

7th Nov 2022

Robert Elliott - The Veteran's Farm of North Carolina

In This Episode

Betty Berning interviews Robert Elliott of the Veteran’s Farm of North Carolina, a 501(c)3 organization that provides training, support, and equipment to beginning veteran farmers. Robert shares about the training opportunities available to veterans interested in starting a farm, along with his group’s unique equipment usage program that allows farmers to borrow a piece of equipment, similar to how one would check out a book from the library. He also talks about the realities and challenges of farming, including the importance of understanding one’s market before growing a crop or creating a product so that a farm can profit and succeed. He underscores the importance of family support in successful farming operations.


The Veteran's Farm of North Carolina [website]

@VetFarmOfNC [Facebook]

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Farm Answers
For Beginning Farmers & Ranchers
The Farm Answers podcast takes a deeper look at projects funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (USDA-NIFA BFRDP) and how they are reaching beginning farmers and ranchers.

In each episode, we sit down and talk with project directors… as they share their stories and discuss how their project has made a lasting impact on beginning farmers and ranchers.

Join us as we learn more about the people and projects helping to ensure the long-term success of US agriculture.