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]