Remembering Those Who Sacrificed All

Remembering Those Who Sacrificed All

By Jeanette Lombardo
FVC Executive Director

Memorial Day is that one special day out of the year that we pause to honor our loved ones, our ancestors, and our friends who died defending our freedom and liberty. I am always proud of how our military families provide such a wonderful example of taking the time to observe and reflect on this important day by participating in traditions such as religious services, parades, and speeches across the United States, and the placement of flags, insignia, and flowers on the graves of our departed veterans.

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Growing Together

Growing Together

By Jeanette Lombardo
FVC Executive Director

In 1986, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger established April as the Month of the Military Child. Military life can be very stressful on families in general. For children this stress can be heightened with feelings of abandonment and isolation due to long separations, frequent moves, inconsistent training schedules, and the toll of mental and physical injuries on both the service member and their families. Additionally, many of these children are trying to function normally everyday while having parents in harm’s way after being deployed overseas. Let’s all pray for them, their families, and for peace.

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Kubota Tractor Corporation Launches “Geared to Give” Program with Farmer Veteran Coalition

Kubota Tractor Corporation Launches “Geared to Give” Program with Farmer Veteran Coalition

In conjunction with National Ag Day, Kubota Tractor Corporation has announced the launch of “Geared to Give,” a new program in partnership with Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) that will provide financial support and donated Kubota equipment to U.S. military veterans pursuing a career in farming. Kubota and FVC jointly launched their partnership today at the California State Capitol in Sacramento during the Department of Food and Agriculture’s Ag Day festivities.

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History Made at First Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference

History Made at First Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference

An historic announcement from the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, a ground-breaking discussion between five departments of the Federal Government (pictured above) and a palpable enthusiasm among the 200 people in attendance marked the first National Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference, held in Des Moines, Iowa last weekend.

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Farmer Veteran Coalition Launches Homegrown By Heroes National Certification Label

Farmer Veteran Coalition Launches Homegrown By Heroes National Certification Label

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Farmer Veteran Coalition Launches Homegrown By Heroes National Certification Label

Label Identifies, Promotes and Supports Agricultural Products Grown and Raised by
United States Military Veterans

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Historic Recognition for Veterans in 2014 Farm Bill

Historic Recognition for Veterans in 2014 Farm Bill

Prepared by Ed Cox, Agricultural Law Center, Drake Law, for the Farmer Veteran Coalition
Updated July 28, 2015

The 2014 Farm Bill created several new USDA program priorities for farmer veterans. This blogpost summarizes these new priorities. Veterans and supporters interested in finding out more about these programs can contact our Government Resources Advisor at brian@farmvetco.org or call at 530.756.1395.

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Agricultural Leaders Join the Ranks of FVC Board of Directors

Agricultural Leaders Join the Ranks of FVC Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that we have mobilized our first official Board of Directors that will unite in helping our veterans in transition feed America!

Our new board members come from all walks of life and are agricultural leaders and experts in their area–from fields to battlefields to academic institutions—and all have something to bring to the table.

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Op-Ed: Merrigan and O’Gorman – Lending a hand to veterans

Op-Ed: Merrigan and O’Gorman – Lending a hand to veterans

Fayetteville Observer, May 25th, 2012
By Kathleen Merrigan and Michael O’Gorman

What would you do with $10,000? For a returning veteran, it could help launch a new career.

Around the country, veterans are returning home from tours of duty and reintegrating into civilian life. Roughly 20 percent of our service members come from rural communities, so we shouldn’t be surprised that some look to farming and ranching as a promising second career.

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