Soldiers to Agriculture Program July 29 – Aug. 29; Accepting Applications Now!

June 3, 2024
Lisa Childers | 910-321-6880

Soldiers to Agriculture Program July 29 – Aug. 29

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for the next Soldiers to Agriculture program, which will be held July 29 – Aug. 29, 2024. The training will be held at Cumberland County Cooperative Extension, located at 301 E Mountain Dr. Fayetteville, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

There is no charge for the five-week program.

The Soldiers to Agriculture Program is open to soldiers within 180 days of separation or retirement from military service, military spouses, and veterans. The free, five-week program offers an in-depth introduction to careers in agriculture. Participants will receive hands-on training in and outside the classroom.

Topics will include agricultural resources, starting a small business, general agribusiness and agricultural law. Educational components will include soils, composting, forestry, livestock production, hydroponics, horticulture, landscaping, beekeeping, food preservation, drone capabilities and more.

For additional information or to register, please contact Extension Agent Liz Joseph at 914-489-5330, 910-321-6862 or email at

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made two weeks prior to the event to Liz Joseph, 910-321-6862 or

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership of NC State Extension, The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), and local government partners statewide. Extension delivers research-based education and technology from NC State and N.C. A&T that enriches the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians. Extension professionals in all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee provide educational programs specializing in agriculture, youth, communities, health and the environment.