Agvets Apprenticeship Program

What is the Agvets Apprenticeship Program?

“Veterans Farming Through Adversity” (nicknamed AgVets) is a national partnership between Farmer Veteran Coalition and four (4) certified agricultural training and apprenticeship programs. These programs help provide the base of knowledge and experience necessary to become a productive member of our agricultural community. These opportunities span 18 states and a variety of different focus areas and commodities. Each program has been vetted by FVC staff to ensure it provides a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience that addresses multiple aspects of farming and farm management, including farm operations, business development, market analysis, and commodity-specific information.

How It Works

Interested Veterans can contact us at anytime for additional program information and to become a member.


Our AgVet Program Manager will connect you with your program of choice and assist with scholarships, application, and help support your new educational journey.


You’ll attend a program immersed in both in-person and online trainings, hands-on farm immersion, and learning from leading experts in ag.


Upon your AgVet graduation you’re FVC Support doesn’t end. We can help you connect with your local FVC Chapter, job placement, and business growth through our comprehensive case management.


Program Partners

Archi's Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

A California Benefit Corporation farming enterprise that utilizes hydro-organic tech to grow certified organic produce.

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

DGA is the first registered Apprenticeship for farming in the United States.

Rodale Institute

We have been conducting groundbreaking research on regenerative organic agriculture since 1947.

Battleground to Breaking Ground

The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Project is a 4- phase educational program available to veterans.

We Offer:


The mission of Farmer Veteran Coalition is to cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems. We believe agriculture offers purpose, opportunity, and physical and psychological benefits.

Our Programs

FVC Membership

Farmer Veteran Coalition is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization assisting veterans–and currently serving members–of the armed forces to embark on careers in agriculture. With a nationwide network of more than 30,000 veterans—and growing—we’re helping America’s bravest men and women serve our country a second time, by feeding it.