Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

On Monday, Nov. 18, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Farmer Veteran Coalition Executive Director Michael O’Gorman will host a media call to highlight how local and regional food systems are helping to create new markets for new and beginning farmers, including many veterans.

Secretary Vilsack will discuss the need for Congress to pass a comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to support growth in local and regional food systems, a multi-billion dollar market opportunity. Many veterans rely on local and regional food markets to enter agriculture, return to civilian life and support their families.

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

1 p.m. EDT

WHAT:     Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and Farmer Veteran Coalition Executive Director Michael O’Gorman will host a media call to highlight how local and regional food systems are helping to create new markets for new and beginning farmers, including many veterans.

DIAL-IN:  888-769-9406

PASSCODE: “Food Systems” (Given Verbally)

To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.

Trouble number: 202-720-8560

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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.