WASHINGTON (November 15, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announces six awards to help military veterans pursue farming and ranching careers. Grants are made through NIFA’s Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program (AgVets).
GRAPEVINE, Texas (November 8, 2018) – Kubota Tractor Corporation today announced five new farmer veteran tractor recipients as part of its 2018 “Geared to Give” program in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC). This year, for the first time, Kubota is honoring five veterans, adding a fifth veteran to represent its newly-created Midwest operating division.
On Tuesday, October 16, Farmer Veteran Coalition and five farmer veterans were featured on PBS NewsHour. The five farmer veterans featured were: Alejandro Jauregui of Fury Bees & Pollination, Cal Zamora of Zamora Flora, Colin Archipley of Archi’s Acres, Matt Smiley of Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo, and Josh Eilers of Ranger Cattle.
Farmer Veteran Coalition, supported by Farm Credit, unveiled a new Homegrown By Heroes logo July 11 during a special ceremony on Capitol Hill. The new HBH logo, which was updated for the first time in the program’s history, features refreshed colors and, most notably, the inclusion of a female service member.