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Conference Travel Scholarships Available for Native Veterans

FVC partner, Native American Agriculture Fund, is accepting applications to cover travel expenses for Native Veterans to attend the Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference in November. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, September 30. All applicants will be contacted with an update by October 5. Space is limited so make sure to apply soon! …

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Farmer Veteran Coalition Announces 2022 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Awardees

WOODLAND, Calif. – May 12, 2022 – Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) announced today $470,000 in awards and equipment to veterans across the country through the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund, the largest amount awarded in program history. The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund provides direct assistance to veterans involved in agriculture by awarding them equipment and small …

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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 …

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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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Refer a Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor, Receive Free or Discounted Ticket

With the save-the-date going out last month for this year’s Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference, which is being held November 13-15 in Oklahoma City, work is underway to plan our best conference yet. While we haven’t released ticket prices yet, we would like to give our farmer veterans an opportunity to receive free admission to the …

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Thank You for Thinking of Farmer Veterans on Your Special Day!

We want to give special birthday shoutouts to those who used their birthday to ask for donations for Farmer Veteran Coalition on Facebook—we really appreciate your support! From January 2022 through March 2022, 10 people raised more than $2,000 in donations to help FVC on our mission of mobilizing Veterans to feed America. We’d like …

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An Update from FVC Executive Director Jeanette Lombardo

March has arrived!  Many consider March to be the beginning of spring as it brings the vernal equinox and the return of daylight savings time! The month of March was originally named for the Roman god of war, Mars, and more recently was designated as Women’s History Month. What a coincidence that as I write this newsletter the Pentagon has deployed over 12,000 troops to NATO member nations within a short distance of Ukraine. We all pray for our service members as they complete their duty and serve our nation.