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.

2018 Friends of Veterans In Agriculture Awards Applications Now Being Taken

Do you know an Iowa individual or business that has provided exemplary support to farmer veterans?  Veterans In Agriculture is now taking applications for their 2018 awards.  Guidelines and applications forms are in the attached documents.  Applications are due on Friday, July 20, 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.

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Marketing and Social Media for your Farm Business

Join us, July 20, 2018 at Cherry Glenn Learning Farm for a workshop to help answer questions on marketing a small farm or ag business, using social media, and more. Stay for the social to talk with other farmer veterans.
3 -5 pm:
Following a welcome and brief VIA update, information will follow on:
-Social Media Marketing
-Marketing/Branding Your Small Farm
-Providing Products to Food Coops, Wholesale Readiness
5-7 pm: Network with other farmer veterans, with food provided.

Sign up for door prizes.

Cherry Glenn Learning Farm is located at: 3989 NW 94th Ave, Polk City, IA

If you are interested in learning more about the work that is being done at Cherry Glenn arrive early for a tour. Tours and information will also be available during the social.

In Iowa travel have been made available for veterans to help off-set travel expenses. Applications and more information available at the event or by using the email below.
If you have questions or would like more information on the event or to tour
Cherry Glenn, please contact us at info@veteransinagriculture.org