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Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund to Begin Accepting Applications February 1

Farmer Veteran Coalition Press Release DAVIS, CA (January 26, 2017) – Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), a national nonprofit organization that assists military veterans embarking on careers in agriculture, announced today the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund will begin accepting applications February 1 for the 2017 award cycle. The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is the largest grant …

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Diane Vanderpot (left) joins Farmer Veteran Coalition as Chief Operating Officer while Lanon Baccam (right) will serve as Deputy Director.

Farmer Veteran Coalition Adds Two Key USDA, CalVet Executives

Farmer Veteran Coalition Press Release DAVIS, CA (January 18, 2017) – Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), a national nonprofit organization that assists military veterans embarking on careers in agriculture, announced today the hiring of two top executives to the leadership team. Lanon Baccam joins FVC as Deputy Director based in Washington, D.C., while Diane Vanderpot will …

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Renowned Urban Farmer Will Allen Announced as Keynote at Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference

Photo by Tom Lynn | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Farmer Veteran Coalition is excited to announce Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power Inc. and former professional basketball player, as the keynote speaker of the Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference, November 30 to December 2 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Allen will deliver the keynote …

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Geared to Give: FVC, Kubota Awards Sixth Tractor to Iowa Marine Vet

Kubota Tractor Corporation, in partnership with Farmer Veteran Coalition, awarded the sixth tractor of the “Geared to Give” program August 30 in a special ceremony at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. Aaron White, a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, was the recipient of a Kubota …

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FVC Member, Marine Veteran Awarded New Kubota Tractor in ‘Geared to Give’ Program

Kubota Press Release Kubota Tractor Corporation announced the latest recipient of a donated tractor in its “Geared To Give” program is Michigan resident Jason Scramlin, owner of Split Rail Farm in Hickory Corners. During a special ceremony Thursday at his farm, Scramlin was presented with the keys to a Kubota L-Series compact tractor in recognition …

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(L to R) Yani Bunch, Matt Smiley, Matt McCue, Nathan Cumberland, Louisa Walker and Jose Ortega.

FVC Hosts British Vets, Invictus Games Athletes on Farm Tour

Earlier this month, Farmer Veteran Coalition hosted two British Invictus Games athletes for a farm tour as one of many stops during their visit to San Francisco to share experiences with other injured service members and learn more about programs and services that actively recruit veterans into meaningful careers. Nathan Cumberland, a 10-year British Army …

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Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Announces $320,000 in New Awards; $1 Million Since 2011

The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund announced a record $320,000 in new awards this week. The awards, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 went to 140 veterans who have already launched, but are still developing, their farm businesses. The grants are paid to third-party vendors on behalf of the veterans for things such as livestock, bee supplies, …

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Listen to FVC Executive Director Michael O’Gorman’s Interview on the Nationally Syndicated Radio Program Frontlines of Freedom

Recently, FVC Executive Director Michael O’Gorman joined Lt. Col. Denny Gillem, U.S. Army (Ret.), on his nationally syndicated radio program Frontlines of Freedom to spread the word about Farmer Veteran Coalition. Michael’s interview begins at the 23-minute mark. Listen to the full interview to hear more details about the free, enhanced membership FVC will be …

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Farmer Veteran Coalition of Michigan to Host Third Annual Stakeholders Conference

DAVIS, California – Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), a national nonprofit serving military veterans in agriculture, has announced that its Michigan chapter will host the third annual Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference this fall. The conference will be held November 30 to December 2 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Michigan State University in East …

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Homegrown By Heroes Label Now 500 Farmer Veterans Strong, 15 State Partnership Agreements

When Farmer Veteran Coalition assumed stewardship of the Homegrown By Heroes label from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in 2013, FVC Executive Director Michael O’Gorman had one goal: expand the label to a nationally recognized brand that differentiates farmer veteran products in competitive markets. Today, thanks to generous support from Farm Credit, the Homegrown By …

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