Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

Introducing: Jeff Johnson

Jeff is a Service Connected Disabled Navy Veteran, served during Operation Desert Storm. Served from 1989-1996.  I have traveled to such places as Singapore, Hong Kong, Diego Garcia, Kuwait, Bahrain and UAE.

Since 2007 Jeff has been involved in Military and Veterans Hiring., as a disabled veteran of the United States Navy, I bring a firsthand knowledge of the struggles that a veteran can face trying to find employment after leaving the military.  I also bring firsthand knowledge of what it takes as a veteran to succeed after military service.

Jeff most recent work experience was working for the Hero2Hired (H2H.jobs) program.  His job included working directly with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program, both locally and nationwide in promoting Hero2Hired and the Employment Initiative Program and Job Connection Education Programs through planning, supporting and promoting job fairs.

Prior to working for H2H, I worked for the Iowa Workforce Development Veteran’s unit.   As a Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVER) specialist, I helped in developing job and training opportunities for veterans, with special emphasis on veterans with service-connected disabilities and provide direct services to veterans enabling them to be competitive in the labor market.

Jeff will represent VIA and serve as the main public contact and spokesperson for the organization, and will represent the organization and all professional business capacities.  Jeff and his wife live in Norwalk.


Please join us as we welcome Jeff Johnson to our organization and hopefully you will have the opportunity to meet and work with him in his capacity as our executive director.

Jeff can be reached at 515 252 7810



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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.