Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

Ashley Klopfenstein, the Marketing Coordinator for P&K Midwest, a premier John Deere dealership in NE Iowa, was nominated and select to be on the Veterans in Agriculture board in June of 2016. Ashley brings to the board a huge amount of social media expertise that the board was lacking. She has revived our Facebook page, at facebook.com/veteransinagriculture; Twitter account at twitter.com/veteraninag; and is working on updating the website. Ashley is currently working on a Military Discount Program that equipment dealers and agricultural supplies can join to offer discounts to veterans on there merchandise. Wait for future updates on that program…

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See Us Monday At The Iowa State Fair!

August 14, 2017 is Veterans Day at the Iowa State Fair.  Visit us Monday in the Agricultural Building and visit with farmer veterans.  We will be located to the left of the stage.  Don’t forget to visit partner sites, such as the USDA booth and learn about programs specifically for farmer veterans.  A flyer with more sites will be available at our booth.  Stay for the 2017 Friend of Veterans In Agriculture award ceremony.

Upcoming Event! USDA Disease Lab: Tour, Info On Ag Bio Security, and More

A tour and program at the USDA Disease Lab in Ames, Iowa is set for August 31, 2017. The day will include a tour of the facility, networking with their veterans group, as well as information on ag bio-security. Registration begins at 9 am, with the first program at 9:30 am. A picture ID, such as a driver’s license will be required to pass through security as you enter the building. Lunch will be
available at the cafeteria. For more information and to pre-register, contact us at info@veteransinagriculture.org