What Is Happening At The Farmer Veteran Coalition

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Mental Health Awareness

SAMHSA QPR Training Update

Through this project, we will be training FVC members, their families, and members of the agricultural community that work with Veterans about mental health topics, especially suicide prevention using PsychArmor® and QPR.

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From the Director

Executive Director Comments: June 2023

Summer is nearly here! Your staff here at the Farmer Veteran Coalition head office in Waco, TX have been humming like a hive of worker bees developing national programs for our membership at large, as well as our state chapters. Here are a few updates for you.

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Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund

Paula and Rusty Campbell

Receiving a Fellowship Fund award through the generous funding support of The Wounded Warrior Project has meant that their family farm will be able to finally buy the UTV they have been saving for and get closer to meeting their goals set out in their 10-year business plan.

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Homegrown By Heroes

Brandon Breaux, Cockeyed Farms

Michael “Brandon” Breaux, along with his wife Lauren Breaux, are the owners of Cockeyed Farms. Known as “The Cockeyed Farmer”, Brandon was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Staff Spotlight

FVC Staff Spotlight

Born and raised in Waco, Texas, Diego left Waco to attend the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

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Disaster Relief

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

NAP will partially cover losses related to crop production, but not losses to the actual plant. For example, if a NAP-covered strawberry field experienced extreme damage due to an extreme drought, NAP payments would only cover the loss of income due to reduced production — not the damage to the strawberry plant itself.

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In the News

Workplace Giving Spotlight – NRECA

Today we focus on one of those opportunities in more detail with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and its workplace-giving initiative. The Arlington, Va.-based NRECA, represents more than 900 consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives…

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