In partnership with Farmer Veteran Coalition of Michigan and MSU’s Vets to Ag Program, the 2016 Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference will bring together farmer veterans from across the country with the government, agriculture, educational and nonprofit groups that support them.  The Conference will include tracks on Livestock, Cropping, Bees and Beneficials, Business and Finance, Marketing, Employment and Training, and Continuing Education – as well as farm visits, networking and exciting guest speakers.


  • To foster collaboration between all groups, public and private, that assist in the effort to help military veterans transition into agriculture
  • To identify federal and state government programs to assist veterans entering into careers in agriculture, including programs achieved through the collaboration of departments
  • To understand how working with plants and animals and producing food is therapeutic to those dealing with post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injuries
  • To develop achievable pathways into viable careers in agriculture for U.S. military veterans, particularly those with limited resources or experience
  • To build awareness and support for the Homegrown by Heroes label, and to leverage marketplace differentiation to assist those whose farm businesses were delayed while serving their country.


*** Online Registration is Now Closed ***

You can register during the Conference November 30 and December 1



Conference Sessions/Workshops:
November 30 – December 2
Exhibit Hall:
November 30 – 9:00am – 8:30pm
December 1 – 9:00am – 2:00pm


Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
at Michigan State University

219 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI

Kellogg Center on Google Maps


Full session $400
Thursday session including hosted dinner $200

Standard Exhibit Booth Space: $1,000
Nonprofit Exhibit Booth Space: $700


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  • For questions, please contact Julie Neithercutt at