FVC Celebrates 10 Years of Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America

Ten years ago today, Farmer Veteran Coalition began its mission of mobilizing veterans to feed America. A lot has happened in these last 10 years and we at FVC are proud to have been at the forefront of this important movement.

 

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Webinar: Fellowship Fund Application Review & Business Planning

In this webinar, Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund manager Rachel Petitt reviews the 2019 Fellowship application, and Chris Laughton from Farm Credit East presents on business planning. The webinar ends with a Q&A session.

 

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Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Application Now Open

The application for the 2019 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is open. The application will remain open for five weeks before closing on March 8 at 5 p.m. PST.

 

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Veteran, Agriculture Communities Unite in the Heartland

Farmer veterans and the agricultural, governmental and nonprofit partners that support them came together for the largest national gathering of the veteran and agriculture communities at the Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference November 15 to 17 at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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USDA Invests to Support Military Veterans Pursuing Farming and Ranching Careers

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).

 

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Five New Kubota Tractors Awarded to Farmer Veteran Coalition Members

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.

 

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FVC, Farmer Veterans Featured on PBS NewsHour

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.

 

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