Farmer Veteran Coalition Celebrates 7 Years
Seven years ago today, February 12, 2009, Farmer Veteran Coalition began pursuing its mission of mobilizing veterans to feed America. With little money, but lots of real life farming experience, I decided to try to galvanize support from our agricultural community for the men and women who were returning to rural America after serving our nation at war.
Agriculture is America’s most decentralized, family-owned industry and one in desperate need of help. Our efforts have brought together the USDA, the Farm Bureau, Farm Credit, Farmers Union and dozens of organizations dedicated to developing a new generation of farmers – all on behalf of our veterans.
Our leadership and our collaborative nature, combined with a focus on supporting those veterans who wanted to farm, has made us a lean and effective organization. Most of our funders came to us and have stayed with us over the years. We are in no way qualified to judge how other veteran nonprofits run their organizations, but we are proud of ours. If you want to learn more, let us know.
Founder and Director
Farmer Veteran Coalition
Farmer Veteran Coalition to Host Conference for Women Veterans
March 4-5, 2016
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY
Thank You Farm Credit For Your Continued Support
Thank you to Farm Credit, the official national sponsor of the Homegrown By Heroes program, for your continued support. Homegrown By Heroes is now used by more than 400 farmer veterans in 45 states. Started by the Department of Agriculture in Kentucky, we now have partnerships with 12 other state departments of agriculture. FVC is grateful to the generosity of our partners that make this important work possible. Learn more about Homegrown By Heroes at http://www.farmvetco.org/homegrown-by-heroes/
Notice: You must be a registered member of Farmer Veteran Coalition to apply for the Homegrown By Heroes label