Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

September 24, 2016 at the Camp Dodge Freedom Center,

7105 NW 70th, Ave., Johnston, Ia. (photo ID required to get into Camp Dodge)

Meet other farming veterans and learn from a variety of farm professionals.

Register before September 19.


9:00 – 9:30:  Registration  &  Vendor Exhibits Open

9:30:  Opening Ceremonies and Welcoming Remarks

10:00: Structuring Your Business Properly (John Baker, Iowa Concern Hotline, Attorney)

10:30:  Break (Visit Vendors)

11:00:  Women Veterans Engaged in Agriculture (Panel Discussion)

11:50:  POW/MIA Missing Man Table (Kathy McDole, Daughter of POW Glen McDole – “Last Man Out”)

Noon Luncheon:

1:00: Food Safety (Matt Russell, Drake University Agricultural Law Center, Resilient Ag Coordinator)

1:30:  Entrepreneurial Startup (Panel Discussion)

2:10:  Break

2:30:  Community Gardens and Veteran Projects (Ray Meylor, Cherry Glen Learning Farm, Polk City, IA)

3:00:  Home Base Iowa Update, Practical Farmers of Iowa Update (Greg Van Den Berghe, Beginning Farmer Manager), Closing Remarks

3:30 – 4:30:  Tour of Iowa Gold Star Military Museum (optional)


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.