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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 530.756.1395.
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.
After two years, it’s finally here: the official FVC “Veteran Careers in Agriculture: A Resource Guide,” a new manual that’s packed with information about farming and business for veterans looking to start their sustainable farming career!
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.