Fellowship Fund Notifications Coming Soon

Fellowship Fund Notifications Coming Soon

Thank you for your patience while the 2022 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund applications are being reviewed. Nearly 500 farmer veterans applied for funding this year, each with a unique and inspiring story of how their military career has brought them to agricultural work. The review committee is wrapping up a six-week evaluation process and plans to notify applicants of award decisions later this month. Notifications will be sent via e-mail to the address provided on the application.

The 2022 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund marks the 12th cycle of funding in the program’s history and we will be awarding $500,000 in equipment and supplies this spring!

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Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Update

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.

Webinar: Fellowship Fund Application Review & Business Planning

In this webinar, Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund manager Rachel Petitt reviews the 2019 Fellowship application, and Chris Laughton from Farm Credit East presents on business planning. The webinar ends with a Q&A session.

Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Application to Open February 1

Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Application to Open February 1

Farmer Veteran Coalition is excited to announce the application for the 2019 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund will open February 1 at 8 a.m. PST. The application will remain open for five weeks before closing on March 8 at 5 p.m. PST.

The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is a small grant program that provides veterans with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to make purchases they have identified will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm business. Since it was established in 2011, the Fellowship Fund has awarded $2 million to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching.

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Tractor Supply Co. Honors 50 Fellowship Recipients with $1,000 Gift Cards on Armed Forces Day

Tractor Supply Co. Honors 50 Fellowship Recipients with $1,000 Gift Cards on Armed Forces Day

On Armed Forces Day, May 19, Tractor Supply Company honored 50 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund recipients at their local TSC store by presenting them with $1,000 gift cards during a nationwide shopping event. In total, Tractor Supply Company donated $50,000 in awards, providing Fellowship recipients the opportunity to purchase critical items needed to support their agricultural businesses.

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Farmer Veteran Coalition Announces $300,000 in Grants to 125 Veterans Nationwide

Farmer Veteran Coalition Announces $300,000 in Grants to 125 Veterans Nationwide

One hundred twenty-five veterans across the nation received a well-deserved boost to their farming businesses today as Farmer Veteran Coalition announced $300,000 in new awards through its Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund. The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund provides direct assistance to veterans by awarding them grants to purchase items they have identified will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm business.

Since it was established in 2011, the Fellowship Fund has awarded $1.9 million to more than 500 veterans in the early stages of launching farm businesses. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 and common purchases include all-terrain vehicles, breeding livestock, bulk feed, fencing, tractor implements and walk-behind tractors.

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50 Heroes, $50,000: Tractor Supply, Farmer Veteran Coalition Award Grants to 50 Veterans for Farm Projects

50 Heroes, $50,000: Tractor Supply, Farmer Veteran Coalition Award Grants to 50 Veterans for Farm Projects

Tractor Supply Company Press Release
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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tractor Supply Company will honor 50 veteran farmers nationwide during an Armed Forces Day shopping event Saturday, May 19 in partnership with Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC). The rural retailer will donate $50,000 in awards through FVC’s Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund, a grant program that offers assistance to veterans in the early stages of their farming operations, culminating in a one-day shopping event across the country.

Tractor Supply will provide 50 Fellowship awardees with a $1,000 gift card to purchase critical items needed to support their agriculture business. In celebration of the 68th annual Armed Forces Day, which honors all U.S. military personnel, recipients coast-to-coast will redeem their gift cards at their local Tractor Supply store on May 19. Veterans will be paired with knowledgeable Tractor Supply team members for a personalized shopping experience tailored to their unique farming needs.

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Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Announces $200,000 in New Awards; $1.5 million since 2011

Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Announces $200,000 in New Awards; $1.5 million since 2011

Military veterans turned farmers from around the country received a major boost today as Farmer Veteran Coalition announced $200,000 in new awards for the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund. Fifty farmer veterans representing all military branches and multiple service-eras were notified via email that they were awarded a 2017 Fellowship, bringing the total amount awarded in the program’s history to more than $1.5 million.

Established in 2011, the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund provides direct assistance to veterans who are in the early stages of their farming operations. With awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, purchases are made to third-parties on behalf of the veteran for critical items such as breeding livestock, used tractors, greenhouses, irrigation systems and more. This year’s awards range from supplies to build a barn for Army veteran Michael Reynolds in Georgia to an egg washer for Air Force veteran Nathan Layton in Pennsylvania.
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