About Victor Versace

Mr. Versace has been both a soldier and an engineer almost his entire adult life, having worked on the Navajo Indian Reservation building water systems, to building schools and clinics in Jamaica and Nicaragua. During Operation Iraqi Freedom Mr. Versace served as a Combat Engineer Sergeant (Bomb Hunter)with the Army’s 1st Armored Division, and as an engineer advisor in Afghanistan. Mr. Versace founded Desert Forge in 2011 along with other recently-returned, combat Veterans.

Warrior Farmer Project 2016, After Action Review

Recently, the Desert Forge Foundation (DFF) completed Warrior Farmer Project 2016, training eight Veterans and seven community residents. An additional 20 volunteers assisted throughout the growing season as well.  It was a big year for us, growing about 10,000 chile plants and bringing about $30,000 in revenue from sales at the Downtown Growers market […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment


Woo hoo!!! We are moving forward.

Recently the Desert Forge Foundation signed a Cooperative Agreement with USDA, NRCS  providing us with $75,000 in support funds.  This is the result of our project’s unique melding of veteran empowerment, local-community economic development, and food localization. The funds will be used to build the infrastructure of organization as well as […]

By |September 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Farm Work

Recently the Veterans at Warrior Farmer Project completed the rehab of a 60×60 shade structure where 750 tomato plants will be grown. Preparation has also been completed at the farm to grow 10,000 heirloom New Mexico green chili plants and 2000 organic jalapeño plants. Much of the produce being grown will be sold to […]

By |April 14th, 2016|Buena Tierra Farm, Uncategorized|1 Comment