Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training

Reader Contribution by Karen Archipley And Jessica Molina
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The Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) program was created by Colin and Karen Archipleywith one goal: helping their fellow veterans by lending a supportive hand. This program not only teaches agribusiness to our veterans but also provides them with a new start. Since 2006, this program has grown to over 200 graduates with over 50% of them going on to start their own agriculture business.

We here at Archi’s Acres are truly proud of our graduates success, such as Green Bee Farms in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, ran by married graduates Thomas and Mirka Marlowe. Thomas and Mirka graduated from the VSAT program in the summer of 2011 and now run their own hydroponic farm with some of their products, such as okra, heirloom tomatoes, mint and sprouts, already being sold in supermarkets.

With Colin and Karen’s driven passion, Archi’s Acres looks forward to reaching out and inspiring more lives. Learn more at Archi’s Acres.

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