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.

Contact Us

Visit Us At The Iowa State Fair – August 13, 2018

We are only at the fair one day, so make sure you visit us then!   

 

Location: Farm Bureau Park, east of the Varied Industry Building

 

Hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

Join us throughout the day as we answer questions and share information to connect veterans with resources in agriculture.

We also have scheduled in our booth:

 

10 am to 2 pm: Visit with farmer veterans and learn about their operation and how they got started in farming.

 

2 pm to 4 pm: Learn about making accommodations on the farm with Easter Seals Rural Solutions.

 

Iowa Finance Authority will be at our booth to answer questions about Financing for Beginning Farmers.

 

Also at the VIA booth:

  • Sign-up for the organizations newsletter.
  • Information is available about current programs that are being offered.
  • Pick up your Veterans In Agriculture Proudly Produced window cling.
  • Make a donation to help support our mission.
Get Your Window Clings, hats and more at the Fair

Stop by our Iowa State Fair booth on August 13, 2018 to say hi and get a free window cling.    Available for a donation, we will have a small supply of hats, t-shirts, and polo shirts with our Veterans In Agriculture logo.  Hope to see you at the fair!