Who We Are: I’d Like To Know
Warriors That Farm™ is a 501 (c) (3) organization designed to address two major issues in our country: providing opportunities and a healing environment for our veterans, and training future farmers and ranchers in sustainable agriculture.We are working with Texas A&M University to provide credit hours toward a degree through our curriculum. Currently we are developing sister farms across the nation to give veterans the opportunity to train in different Eco-regions.
Situation Report (Here’s the Need):
All over America, formerly prosperous communities are being transformed into crime-infested wastelands of poverty and despair. Veterans are homeless, with no hope of employment. Reports indicate that among returning veterans the suicide rate has risen to 20 per day.
Here’s What We Do:
We change lives by teaching the Organic Lifestyle of health and well being to Returning American Veterans (Warriors.) We are value added, sustainable working farm where American veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts are provided education and fulfillment with the goal being a permanent source of sustainable income—the family farm. Through a developing network of Farmers and Ranchers, help is given to transition these veterans into the community. If you’re a returning veteran looking for a fresh start and a first-class opportunity to learn how to farm sustainably . . . Welcome! You are at the right place.
Here’s How It Works:
1. Reliable, Friendly Staff – Learn with Fellow Veterans
We are veterans that have learned to live on the land willing to help veterans. Our life style / philosophy is to be low stress, friendly and approachable—transferring knowledge about an avenue of opportunity into the fastest growing market segment in America agriculture today; the Organic farming life-style. Small acreages can turn into a life changing, good living for yourself and your family. In fact, we feel that farming the land may enable you to heal yourself. After all, your health is what you eat and of course the pleasure or stress of your labor!
2. On-farm Immersion Style Learning
Why is there a better chance that farming will work for you? You will learn in a structured, immersion style, on-farm fellowship program with fellow veterans. You and your fellow veterans will study all-natural low stress animal husbandry, learn how to grow healthy Bio-Dynamic fruits and vegetables with the chemicals and hormones as well as how to prepare the foods that you grow. You will learn animal welfare, land stewardship, leading to sustainability and nature conservancy.
3. The Cutting Edge of Restoring Health
What makes us a unique opportunity amongst a number of Veteran Outreach / Recreation Programs is our conviction that your health is in your hands, not limited to the meds dispensed. You will learn not only how to grow your food but how to prepare what you grow (the culinary aspect) so you can accomplish full or better health.
4. After-Program Placement Help
What is the end result? Our vision is for this to lead to a lifestyle of positive family development that results in rewarding and sustainable living. After successful completion, veterans are armed with the resources to either go forth and start their own farms or to work on other farms or ranches as Top Hand, Foreman, or Manager.
What an opportunity, to be a part of the Ranching Community, Live Free and Open, Associate with Clean and Ethical Businessmen and Women.
Warriors Immediate Needs
Any amount will be appreciated. Even the smallest gifts
will be added with others to meet the figures shown.
Monthly Sustaining Gifts
Bunk House Construction: $43,000
Septic System: $13,350
Sponsor a Warrior Learning to Farm: $1,000 per month
Spring Seeds: $1,767
Wet Weather Gear for Returning Warriors: $453 x 4 = $1,812
Web Site and Outreach Development: $10,000