Virginia FVC Conference – March 17-18, 2020


Virginia State University and FVC is hosting two-day Virginia Farmer Veteran Conference – please consider joining us! Bordering states’ members welcome, too!

The focus will be around the various programs federal and state agencies, non-profits, and educational institutions offer as well as the continued development of the Virginia State Chapter of FVC.

California Conference Registration is Live!


    Monday, February 10th  /   REGISTER HERE!

California Conference – February 2020


We are hosting a one day FVC California Conference – please consider joining us!

The focus will be around the various programs we offer as well as an exploration of the organization, formation, and development of a California State Chapter of FVC.

Everything is bigger in Texas, right?!

They say ‘everything is bigger in Texas‘.

Well, we are starting to believe it’s true.

Wow – we couldn’t have dreamed that the demand for our national Conference in Austin this November would be through the roof and would turn into our biggest and best one yet…quickly approaching sellout status!!

For us, there is no better motivation than feeling the energy of our entire farmer veteran community when they’re in the same room together.  It’s the heart and soul of our organization. Won’t be too long now before we are shoulder-to-shoulder with all of you.  We can’t wait to see everyone who is coming.

Shoutout to Farm Focused for designing this awesome logo that captures the Texas and ag spirit perfectly!

Lone Star & Stripes – 42 day countdown!!

Making big kid dreams come true!

Mid-August we handed over the keys to a brand new Kubota tractor to Jake Sass!

These ceremonies are always full of high energy and emotion, and this one in particular as it coincided with the Grand Opening of a new Kubota dealership in Kansas City.

A Westpoint grad, Jake served three deployments with the Ranger Regiment as platoon leader and reconnaissance section leader. He and his wife Abbey now grow hops for Minnesota craft brew producers. Their Civil Sass Hops hopyard in Chattfield, MN is Homegrown by Heroes certified and they pride themselves on being a place to radically connect a beer community with those who grow it.

A very deserving awardee, Jake beamed “I always loved tractors as a kid!”. We can imagine his anticipation in taking his first ride on this brand new orange one of his very own.

Thank you Kubota Tractor Corporation for continuing to make big kid dreams come true with your Geared to Give program.

Scholarship Application Released for 2019 Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference!

All FVC Veteran Members located 50+ miles outside of Austin, TX, who are interested in attending the conference:
You are eligible for scholarship funding!

Here are some of the details:

• Scholarship awards go toward hotel lodging

• Select members also eligible for travel expense coverage up to a certain dollar amount

• Additional specifics can be found in the application itself.

If you plan to apply, have your Membership number handy. For assistance with your account, Paul and Kevin are standing by to help!

Give us a call – 530.756.1395 or email

**Deadline EXTENDED to August 15 for application submission.


For more information about Farmer Veteran Coalition’s 2019 Stakeholders Conference, visit the brand new Conference Website

2019 Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference to be held in Austin, Texas

**Visit our brand new CONFERENCE WEBSITE – just launched!**
Farmer Veteran Coalition is excited to announce the 2019 Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference will be held November 17-20 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas.

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Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Update

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application to the 2019 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund. We received a record 354 applications this year. The application review process is underway and we expect announcements will be made by the end of April. All applicants will be notified via email once the review process is complete.

Willie Hines Transitions to New Role as Chief Operating Officer

After returning for his second stint with Farmer Veteran Coalition in November 2018 as director of operations, Willie Hines has been promoted to chief operating officer. In the new role, Hines will oversee day-to-day operations of the organization.

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