After announcing $300,000 to 125 veterans through the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund last month, our recipients have been busy purchasing equipment as they settle in for an already underway farming season.
Whether they received a Fellowship award funded by Kubota Tractor Corporation, Newman’s Own Foundation and Prairie Grove Farms, or a $1,000 Tractor Supply Company gift card, these farmer veterans are using their awards to strengthen their businesses and local communities as they continue their service to our nation through agriculture.
The first featured awardee is Army National Guard veteran Lucas Papineau who used a Fellowship funded by Kubota Tractor Corporation to utilize more efficient and intensive grazing techniques on his diversified farm in Highgate, Vermont.
When Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retail chain in the U.S., approached us about supporting farmer veterans through the Fellowship Fund, we couldn’t have been more excited.
On Armed Forces Day, May 19, Tractor Supply Co. honored 50 Fellowship recipients at their local TSC store by presenting them with $1,000 gift cards during a nationwide shopping event.
While on the verge of launching a new hay baling business, the Autrys found themselves in need of a new hay rake.
Thanks to a timely Fellowship award funded by Newman’s Own Foundation, the Autrys are open for business.
Farmer veterans who would like to attend this year’s Stakeholders Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, may now apply for a scholarship for travel and lodging. Applications must be submitted no later than Saturday, September 1.