FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Jonah Johnson
Davis, CA (September 19, 2014) – In response to years of growing interest by military veterans, the Farmer Veteran Coalition and the Drake University Agricultural Law Center are convening the first ever National Stakeholders Conference November 14-15 in Des Moines, Iowa. This will be the first national forum on programs and services for veterans pursuing careers related to food and agriculture. All stakeholders from the agricultural and veteran communities are invited: non-profits, businesses, philanthropists, government agencies, trade associations, and educators.
“All across the country there are organizations serving farmer veterans, and it’s time to bring them together in a national gathering to share program ideas, resources, and inspiration,” says Gary Matteson, Chairman of the Board of the Farmer Veteran Coalition.