Kubota: Giving Back For Your Service with Discounts

Kubota: Giving Back For Your Service with Discounts

FVC members are now eligible for exclusive equipment purchase rebates on select Kubota equipment from all 1,100 authorized-Kubota dealerships nationwide. The discount program is an extension of Kubota’s existing partnership with FVC called “Geared to Give,” which is a program that works to identify and provide financial and equipment support to farmer veterans who apply for support through the FVC Fellowship Fund.

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Veteran Members to Receive FVC Membership Cards

Veteran Members to Receive FVC Membership Cards

In conjunction with Kubota Tractor Corporation’s announcement of an exclusive discount for FVC members, we will begin issuing membership cards to our Veteran Members. These membership cards will be sent via email as a .PDF file to our Veteran Members by Friday, July 20.

The membership card will be used to verify your status as a Veteran Member of FVC when accessing discounts through FVC’s Membership Benefits program.

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Farmer Veterans Storm Capitol Hill

Farmer Veterans Storm Capitol Hill

As Congress works toward passing the 2018 Farm Bill, more than 30 farmer veterans from around the country descended upon Washington, D.C. July 11-12 as part of a farmer veteran fly-in supported by Farm Credit.

The purpose of the fly-in was to bring farmer veterans to Capitol Hill to meet with policymakers to help them understand the issues impacting rural communities and the importance of programs that benefit veterans in agriculture.
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Tractor Supply Co. Honors 50 Fellowship Recipients with $1,000 Gift Cards on Armed Forces Day

Tractor Supply Co. Honors 50 Fellowship Recipients with $1,000 Gift Cards on Armed Forces Day

On Armed Forces Day, May 19, Tractor Supply Company honored 50 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund recipients at their local TSC store by presenting them with $1,000 gift cards during a nationwide shopping event. In total, Tractor Supply Company donated $50,000 in awards, providing Fellowship recipients the opportunity to purchase critical items needed to support their agricultural businesses.

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Farmer Veteran Coalition Announces $300,000 in Grants to 125 Veterans Nationwide

Farmer Veteran Coalition Announces $300,000 in Grants to 125 Veterans Nationwide

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 its 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.

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50 Heroes, $50,000: Tractor Supply, Farmer Veteran Coalition Award Grants to 50 Veterans for Farm Projects

50 Heroes, $50,000: Tractor Supply, Farmer Veteran Coalition Award Grants to 50 Veterans for Farm Projects

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tractor Supply Company will honor 50 veteran farmers nationwide during an Armed Forces Day shopping event Saturday, May 19 in partnership with Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC). The rural retailer will donate $50,000 in awards through FVC’s Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund, a grant program that offers assistance to veterans in the early stages of their farming operations, culminating in a one-day shopping event across the country.

Tractor Supply will provide 50 Fellowship awardees with a $1,000 gift card to purchase critical items needed to support their agriculture business. In celebration of the 68th annual Armed Forces Day, which honors all U.S. military personnel, recipients coast-to-coast will redeem their gift cards at their local Tractor Supply store on May 19. Veterans will be paired with knowledgeable Tractor Supply team members for a personalized shopping experience tailored to their unique farming needs.

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Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Award Update

Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Award Update

Thank you to everyone who applied for this year’s Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund—we received a record 310 applications!

Our team of advisors has been busy reviewing the applications, and award decisions will be announced in mid-April. p>

Award recipients as well as applicants that were not selected will be notified via the e-mail address used to submit the application.

FVC is excited to disburse more than $250,000 in awards this cycle, and our staff continues to fundraise year round to expand this program.

2018 Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference to be held in Kansas City

2018 Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference to be held in Kansas City

Farmer Veteran Coalition and FVC of Kansas are excited to announce they will host the 2018 Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference November 14-17 at the InterContinental Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.

For the fourth year, veterans from across the nation will come together for the largest gathering of the military and agriculture communities for three days of education, distinguished speakers, guest panels, networking, camaraderie and much more.

Held this year in America’s heartland, the conference unites farmer veterans and connects them with the agricultural, governmental and nonprofit partners that support the farmer veteran movement.

“This conference is for the entire veteran to agriculture movement,” said FVC Director Michael O’Gorman. “So many people are doing wonderful work in this space now. It’s great that we can bring everyone together, along with so many farmer veterans, to learn how to support each other.”

Though the details are still being planned, popular events such as the Successful Farmer Veterans plenary session, the Government Partners panel and the Homegrown By Heroes panel will return this year.

Stay tuned for more updates announcing keynote and other guest speakers, breakout sessions and other details.