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Early Bird Registration Ends Sept. 23, Stakeholders Conference Less than 60 Days Away

By Jeanette LombardoFVC Executive Director We are a little less than 60 days away from seeing each other in Oklahoma! If you’re not already registered, visit https://conference.farmvetco.org/registration/ to do so now. And don’t forget, the deadline for early bird registration is next Friday, September 23.  After reviewing feedback from last year’s meeting in Tennessee, the …

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Growing Together

By Jeanette LombardoFVC 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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FVC Board Member Garrett Dwyer

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 …

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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, …

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