Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

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BETH GRABAU WAS SELECTED AS THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VETERANS IN AGRICULTURE (VIA) ON SEPTEMBER 15TH.  BETH WAS THE PUBLIC RELATIONS AND OUTREACH SPECIALIST FOR THE STATE USDA/FSA AND A FORMER FSA COUNTY DIRECTOR IN DALLAS COUNTY.  SINCE RETIRING FROM THE USDA IN 2013, BETH HAS WORKED AS THE IOWA STATE FAIR COORDINATOR FOR SILOS AND SMOKESTACKS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA AND THE CENTRAL IOWA DEVELOPMENT OFFICER FOR SELF-HELP INTERNATIONAL.

BETH JUMPED RIGHT IN AND STARTED WORKING ON THE FINAL PLANS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 24TH VIA CONFERENCE.  BETH HAS ALREADY ATTENDED NUMBEROUS MEETINGS AND REPRESENTED THE VIA AT THE IOWA HUNGER SUMMIT AND AT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE IN EARLY OCTOBER 2016.

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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.