Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

The “Rural America Hiring Heroes” program seeks to connect agricultural employers with the rich skills and abilities of military service members and their families for the purpose of strengthening the Iowa economy and providing a livelihood to our military veterans.

Veterans and Service Members Seeking Jobs

We provide veterans with information on planning their education, locating jobs, and developing careers in Iowa agriculture. We also collaborate with organizations and agencies that specialize in resume development and translating military skills and experience to civilian jobs.

Employers Seeking Veterans

We work with existing agencies to engage agricultural and rural employers in programs designed to educate, promote, and facilitate recognized best-practice processes and success strategies for sourcing, hiring, training, and retaining military veterans and service members.

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2018 Friends of Veterans In Agriculture Awards Applications Now Being Taken

Do you know an Iowa individual or business that has provided exemplary support to farmer veterans?  Veterans In Agriculture is now taking applications for their 2018 awards.  Guidelines and applications forms are in the attached documents.  Applications are due on Friday, July 20, 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.

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SILT Farm Listing

The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust is offering land in south central Iowa to a beginning farmer interested in growing food in a sustainable way.
This year they are offering to lease up for to 25 acres fruit and vegetable production, livestock such as poultry, goats, rabbits, sheep or a small number of hogs.

This opportunity exists on a 40-acre parcel 18 acres of which are timber. All SILT farmers are expected to choose one of 5 third-party certified sustainability standards available at silt.org.
Interested applicants should send a business plan and resume and references with proof of at least one year of recent on-farm experience to info@silt.org. For more information about this opportunity, email SILT at the email address above or by emailing info@veteransinagriculture.org