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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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.