Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

Join us July 25 & 26 at Drake University Law School for networking and learning about unique opportunities, programs, and jobs available to military veterans and service members who are farming, aspiring to farm, or seeking agricultural related careers.

All attendees will receive a complementary copy of the 300+ page “Wholesale Success: A Farmer’s Guide to Food Safety, Selling, Postharvest Handling, and Packing Produce,” a $70 value.

Farm Tours

Friday morning will feature a tour of the Griffieon Family Farm, a diverse business with commercial row crop production, specialty crops, and livestock.  A shuttle will be provided from Drake University, departing for the farm at 9 AM.


Friday afternoon and Saturday will consist of several educational presentations and workshops led by agricultural experts, agency personnel, and veteran service providers.


The Conference will include plenty of time for networking with other veterans and farmers, including a social reception Friday evening and an exhibit hall for service providers, vendors, and potential employers.

For more information contact Ed Cox at 515-271-2205 or by email.

Special Thanks
USDA Risk Management Agency

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Griffieon Family Farm

Kerr’s Berry Farm

La Mie Bakery

American Legion Albaugh McGovern Post 42

The event is open to the public and free to farmers, veterans, and their family and business partners. Exhibitors receive a conference registration when they register for a table.

Register Now.

2016 Conference Registration
Join us for the 2016 Veterans In Agriculture Annual Conference on September 24, 2016 by registering here. Check here to learn more about the conference.