Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

Home Base Iowa Grand Opening of new office at Camp Dodge

August 12th, Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and joined Adj. General Orr to celebrate the grand opening of the Home Base Iowa office located in the Warrior and Family Service Center at Camp Dodge. “Having a dedicated office for our Home Base Iowa effort located at Camp Dodge is just another step in Iowa’s journey to be the most veteran-friendly state in the nation,” said the Governor. Since Home Base Iowa (HBI) started in 2014, the program has grown to include over 1300 partner businesses that are pledging to hire veterans for 7,000 jobs. To date, there are 20 CHAMPS institutions and 40 HBI communities, with another 15 communities currently going through the designation process. Most importantly, through the statewide efforts of the HBI program, over 2750 veterans have found meaningful employment in Iowa according to information from the Iowa Business Council. The afternoon breakout session that concentrated on increasing collaboration with communities, businesses and veteran organization in Iowa. Jeff Johnson and Lyle Stewart represented Veterans in Agriculture Lyle is scheduling a follow-up meeting with Adj. General Orr to discuss the 2016 Veterans in Agriculture Annual Conference at Camp Dodge on Sept. 24th.

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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.