SERVICES OVERVIEW

The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) provides a wide variety of services designed to assist veterans in making a successful transition into an agricultural career.

FELLOWSHIP FUND

Is designed to assist veterans beginning a career in food  and farming, and assist current Farmer Veterans with business expansion.

CONFERENCES/RETREAT/WORKSHOPS

Provides veterans an opportunity to meet face to face with agricultural and business experts, as well as veteran service providers.

MENTORS

Are individuals who are established in their respective field and have volunteered to help Farmer Veterans with questions about their operations.

LIBRARY

Books are distributed based on the area of agriculture pursuit and veteran needs.

INTERNSHIP/APPRENTICESHIP PLACEMENT

Allows veterans with little or no agricultural background to grow their knowledge and experience, outside of an academic (4 year University) setting, and focus on the practical application of everyday farm operations.

JOB PLACEMENT

Matches employers and employees.

WORKSHEETS

Are designed to function as an assessment tool, in order to better determine appropriate resources for a specific veteran. In some cases, the worksheets function as an opportunity for an aspiring Farmer Veteran to do a self-check and answer questions that they may not have thought were important.

FARM SUPPORT

FVC staff performs on-site visits in order to get an in-person assessment of a Farmer Veteran’s specific needs.