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.

Iowa State Fair

August 14, 2017 was Veterans Day at the Iowa State Fair. Thank you to all that stopped by our table in the agriculture building.  See you next year!

USDA Disease Lab Tour Cancelled

The tour and program at the USDA Disease Lab in Ames, Iowa set for August 31, 2017 has been cancelled.  Please check this site for information about its rescheduled date.