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Heroic Food Sustainable Farmer Training Full-Year Immersion Program – Apply Now For 2016

Apply now for Heroic Food’s 2016 Full-Year Immersion (FYI) program, a comprehensive sustainable beginning farmer training program located in Columbia County, New York. This training is suitable for post-9/11 veterans; other Heroic Food trainings are suitable for all veterans. Extensive hands-on training and supplemental instruction. Peer housing on the Heroic Food Farm. Spouses are welcome. […]

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Geared to Give: Farmer Veteran Coalition, Kubota Tractors Awards First Tractor of 2016 Campaign

Farmer Veteran Coalition, in partnership with Kubota Tractor Corporation, announced the first awardee of the 2016 “Geared to Give” program Tuesday in a special ceremony at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif. Julie Hollars, a fifth-generation farmer and 20-year Navy veteran, received a donated Kubota L-Series compact tractor, becoming the first female awarded in

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USDA Announces Partnership with Farmer Veteran Coalition to Provide Agricultural Credit Training

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) to conduct agricultural credit training sessions in the Midwest for military veterans and beginning farmers and ranchers. Farmer Veteran Coalition has already conducted four such workshops in Iowa and Michigan. States under consideration to

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Kubota Tractor Corporation and Farmer Veteran Coalition Award Second Tractor in “Geared to Give” Program

DAVIS, California – September 2, 2015—Farmer Veteran Coalition has announced that the second tractor in the “Geared to Give” program, sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC), was awarded to Jason Kerr of DeWitt, Iowa. KTC and Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) announced the award in a special ceremony at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

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New Program to Pitch Farming as Therapy — and a Career — for Veterans

The days at Talmar Gardens start early. At 6:00 a.m., crews troop to the horticultural therapy center in Baltimore County to water, stake and trellis by hand, growing bushels of vegetables and some 5,000 flowers a week for sale to restaurants, supermarkets, florists and others. It’s a regimen that founder Catherine Murphy, a former special

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Farm Credit Hosts Capitol Hill Event to Honor Farmer Veterans, Celebrate Success of Farmer Veteran Coalition’s Homegrown By Heroes Program

Washington (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 Farm Credit, a national network of cooperatives that support rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, is hosting an event today on Capitol Hill to showcase the contributions of farmer veterans and celebrate the success of the Homegrown By Heroes program. The event is presented by Farm Credit

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