Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

Who We Are

We are farmers, veterans, agri-business professionals, educators, and other service providers dedicated to empowering veterans to thrive in Iowa agriculture.

We have programs and resources for veterans aspiring to farm. We provide guidance to veterans seeking employment in agriculture and rural areas. We are a network for sharing experiences, disseminating resources, and identifying collaborations.

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Programs & Resources

The Veterans In Agriculture Network
Our network of members and supporters is the heart of VIA. Join today to share experiences and learn from others.

VIA Resource Guide
VIA can put new farmer veterans in touch with service providers to help develop a successful farm operation.

Rural America Hiring Heroes
Find the resources and organizations that can help you locate and succeed in an agricultural career.

Find a Farmer Veteran
Learn where you can buy local farm products from veterans, find a veteran to lease your farmland, or hire a veteran for your ag or rural business.

Visit Us At The Iowa State Fair – August 13, 2018

We are only at the fair one day, so make sure you visit us then!   

 

Location: Farm Bureau Park, east of the Varied Industry Building

 

Hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

Join us throughout the day as we answer questions and share information to connect veterans with resources in agriculture.

We also have scheduled in our booth:

 

10 am to 2 pm: Visit with farmer veterans and learn about their operation and how they got started in farming.

 

2 pm to 4 pm: Learn about making accommodations on the farm with Easter Seals Rural Solutions.

 

Iowa Finance Authority will be at our booth to answer questions about Financing for Beginning Farmers.

 

Also at the VIA booth:

  • Sign-up for the organizations newsletter.
  • Information is available about current programs that are being offered.
  • Pick up your Veterans In Agriculture Proudly Produced window cling.
  • Make a donation to help support our mission.
Get Your Window Clings, hats and more at the Fair

Stop by our Iowa State Fair booth on August 13, 2018 to say hi and get a free window cling.    Available for a donation, we will have a small supply of hats, t-shirts, and polo shirts with our Veterans In Agriculture logo.  Hope to see you at the fair!