Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

Below is a listing of press items featuring Veterans in Agriculture and other stories about farming veterans.

Mason City KIMT News 3, Group Links Military Veterans With Farming Careers
When a military veteran returns home, he or she can often have trouble finding work or may desire a career change.  Members of a national group are working to link those veterans with careers in agriculture.

Jason Kerr, with the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Iowa is an Army veteran as well as a farmer.  He says the skill set a veteran learns in the military field is very transferable to the farm field.

“Very disciplined,” Kerr said.  ”There are times when the weather’s not perfect – maybe it’s wet or a little cold – and you’ve gotta be out there getting something done.  You just know you’ve got to go out there and get it done.”

Kerr says the group can help the person looking to plant a few crops to take to a farmers market, or start a major livestock operation – and everyone in between.

You can see the video here.

Des Moines KCCI News 8, Program Helps Veterans Become Farmers
KCCI News Channel 8’s Five O’clock show featured a story on the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Iowa, interviewing Executive Officer, Ed Cox, and farming veteran, Aaron White.

You can read the transcript and watch the video here.

Newton Daily News, FVCIA Gives Veterans Opportunity to Farm
Des Moines Register, Workshops Planned to Help Veterans Interested in Farming
Leopold Center News, Workshops Assist Iowa Veterans Who Want to Farm
Ottumwa Courier, Battlefield to Farmer's Field
Public News Service, Iowa Veterans Transition from Battlefield to Farm Field
Wallace's Farmer, Register Now for Iowa's First Farmer Veteran Conference
Iowa Bankers Exchange, Iowa Banker Mike Bobst Works to Help Veterans Through Farmer Veteran Coalition
Farm News, Help for Vets Who Want to Farm
Iowa Farmer Today, Vet pursues love of farm
Fencing Panels/5th Wheel Hitch

Veterans In Agriculture’s Equipment Donation Program is now accepting applications for those interested in either of the following items.

Item #1: Eight chain link wire fencing panels. These measure 6 foot tall and are approx. 10 feet wide.

Item #2: 5th wheel hitch that fits inside of a truck and can be used to pull a trailer or camper.

These items will need to be picked up in the Des Moines, Iowa area. Applications will be taken through November 1, 2018. Use this link for more information and to find the application form: https://veteransinagriculture.org/programs/farm-equipment-donation-exchange-program/

If you have additional questions contact us at info@veteransinagriculture.org

Farm Starts

Watch this space for details about an upcoming meeting that will discuss organic production.