2018 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Application Set to Open

Returning for the eighth award cycle, Farmer Veteran Coalition is excited to announce the application for the 2018 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund will open February 1, 2018. The application will remain open for four weeks before closing on Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m. PT.

The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is a small grant program that provides direct assistance to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching. The Fellowship Fund does not give money directly to the veteran, but rather to…

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FVC Members Featured in PBS Holiday Special Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes

Eight FVC members are featured as internationally-acclaimed chef and food ambassador Lidia Bastianich pays homage to farmer veterans in her PBS Holiday Special Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes.

In Homegrown Heroes, Lidia visits farmer veterans around the country before bringing them all together for a final feast. Premieres Friday, December 15.

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2017 Geared to Give: Four Farmer Veterans Awarded New Kubota L-Series Tractors

From the main stage of its annual dealer meeting on October 25 in Phoenix, Kubota Tractor Corporation announced four new farmer veteran tractor recipients in its 2017 “Geared to Give” program in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition. During a special ceremony, four recipients, one from each of Kubota’s four operating divisions, were presented with keys to new Kubota L-Series compact tractors in recognition of their years of U.S. military service and for their continued dedication to the country by pursuing futures in food and farming.

In total, the company has provided equipment and funding support to 21 veterans in the Farmer Veteran Coalition’s Fellowship Program, which assists them with resources to return to or begin a new career in food and farming. The 2017 program roster includes one recipient selected from each of Kubota’s four operating Divisions.

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FVC Launches VA, West VA, NY Chapters, Announces Three More By End of Year

James McCormick is a man of many titles. He’s a decorated Army veteran, a minister, a father of eight—including two serving their country in the armed forces—and owner of Raising Cane Farms in rural West Virginia.

James is also director of his state’s Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture program, the first state-backed program of its type in the country. And now he has a new title: president of Farmer Veteran Coalition of West Virginia—one of six new state chapters that are launching this year.

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