One hundred twenty-five veterans across the nation received a well-deserved boost to their farming businesses today as Farmer Veteran Coalition announced $300,000 in new awards through the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund. The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund provides direct assistance to veterans by awarding them grants to purchase items they have identified will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm business.
Since it was established in 2011, the Fellowship Fund has awarded $1.9 million to more than 500 veterans in the early stages of launching farm businesses. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 and common purchases include all-terrain vehicles, breeding livestock, bulk feed, fencing, tractor implements and walk-behind tractors.
We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Tractor Supply Company!
Tractor Supply Company is providing 50 Fellowship awardees with a $1,000 gift card which will be redeemed on May 19 during a nationwide Armed Forces Day shopping event.
We’re still in the process of planning the details. We will make announcements in the near future about veteran scholarships for travel and attendance, breakout sessions, speakers and more.
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