The Farm Credit Council Salutes Farmer Veterans

The Farm Credit Council Salutes Farmer Veterans

By Gary Matteson

I’d like to think that Farm Credit’s Salute to Farmer Veterans has something in common with the salutes exchanged in their military careers: that our salute is a privileged gesture of respect and trust.

I understand that a salute is also a way to focus attention on what is going to happen next. After the salute occurs, there are likely to be some very specific instructions about what will be done next. You could say that a salute is the first step in communicating a plan for the future.

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Farm Credit Hosts Capitol Hill Event to Honor Farmer Veterans, Celebrate Success of Farmer Veteran Coalition’s Homegrown By Heroes Program

Farm Credit Hosts Capitol Hill Event to Honor Farmer Veterans, Celebrate Success of Farmer Veteran Coalition’s Homegrown By Heroes Program

Washington (PRWEB) June 02, 2015

Farm Credit, a national network of cooperatives that support rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, is hosting an event today on Capitol Hill to showcase the contributions of farmer veterans and celebrate the success of the Homegrown By Heroes program. The event is presented by Farm Credit in collaboration with the House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R–TX–11) and Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson (D–MN–7). It will be held in the Cannon Caucus Room and feature farmer veterans and their agricultural products from across the country. Continue Reading “Farm Credit Hosts Capitol Hill Event to Honor Farmer Veterans, Celebrate Success of Farmer Veteran Coalition’s Homegrown By Heroes Program” »

Beginning Ranchers Get First Cattle Through Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund

Beginning Ranchers Get First Cattle Through Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund

Chad Tackett left the Army in 2012 after 22 years and four deployments and has been pursuing farming ever since.  His wife is also a veteran and their son is currently serving.   Chad has purchased 200 acres of a ‘slightly run-down’ farm outside Augusta, Georgia.  Joining Chad as he clears fields and builds fences is Charles “Chuck” Jones.  Chuck left the Army in 2014 and though he doesn’t own land, he does own a tractor and some equipment and has been helping Chad prepare the farm for cattle.

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Kubota Tractor Corporation Launches “Geared to Give” Program with Farmer Veteran Coalition

Kubota Tractor Corporation Launches “Geared to Give” Program with Farmer Veteran Coalition

In conjunction with National Ag Day, Kubota Tractor Corporation has announced the launch of “Geared to Give,” a new program in partnership with Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) that will provide financial support and donated Kubota equipment to U.S. military veterans pursuing a career in farming. Kubota and FVC jointly launched their partnership today at the California State Capitol in Sacramento during the Department of Food and Agriculture’s Ag Day festivities.

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Farmer Veteran Coalition Launches Homegrown By Heroes National Certification Label

Farmer Veteran Coalition Launches Homegrown By Heroes National Certification Label

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Farmer Veteran Coalition Launches Homegrown By Heroes National Certification Label

Label Identifies, Promotes and Supports Agricultural Products Grown and Raised by
United States Military Veterans

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Farm Bureau and FVC Partnership Release New Resource Guide

A resource guide from the American Farm Bureau Federation encourages a smooth transition for military veterans seeking employment in the agricultural industry.

The new resource guide is created through a partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition. The two organizations have combined efforts to assist military veterans planning a career in agriculture and the resources are likely to appeal to a large percentage of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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