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Soldiers to Agriculture Program Jan. 17 – Feb. 17

Jan 11, 2023

Cumberland County Cooperative Extension announces the second session of the Soldiers to Agriculture program will be held Jan. 17 – Feb. 17, 2023. The training will be held at Cumberland County Cooperative Extension, located at 301 E. Mountain Dr., Fayetteville, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with Friday classes virtual. There is no charge for the five-week program.

The program is open to soldiers and spouses of soldiers within 180 days of separation or retirement from military service. Veterans are also welcome. The five-week program will offer an in-depth introduction to varied careers in agriculture. Participants will receive hands-on training in and outside of the classroom.

Topics will include starting a small business, general agribusiness and agricultural law. Educational components covered include soils, forestry, livestock production, aquaculture, horticulture, turf, composting, landscaping, beekeeping, rows and more.

For additional information or to register, please contact Liz Joseph, Extension agent, at 914-489-5330, 910-321-6862, or via email at: liz_joseph@ncsu.edu.

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


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.