Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

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As most veterans are aware there are a variety of benefits that go along with the status of veteran. These benefit programs are administered by a diverse array of state and federal agencies, and probably few veterans are aware of all the programs.

There are also many programs to assist beginning farmers and ranchers. Many of these programs can be used by veterans, perhaps in conjunction with veteran benefits programs.

The intent of this page is to connect veterans and those serving them with the veterans benefits and farming programs as well as provide an explanation for how they can both be used to advance agricultural training and careers.

See Us Monday At The Iowa State Fair!

August 14, 2017 is Veterans Day at the Iowa State Fair.  Visit us Monday in the Agricultural Building and visit with farmer veterans.  We will be located to the left of the stage.  Don’t forget to visit partner sites, such as the USDA booth and learn about programs specifically for farmer veterans.  A flyer with more sites will be available at our booth.  Stay for the 2017 Friend of Veterans In Agriculture award ceremony.

Upcoming Event! USDA Disease Lab: Tour, Info On Ag Bio Security, and More

A tour and program at the USDA Disease Lab in Ames, Iowa is set for August 31, 2017. The day will include a tour of the facility, networking with their veterans group, as well as information on ag bio-security. Registration begins at 9 am, with the first program at 9:30 am. A picture ID, such as a driver’s license will be required to pass through security as you enter the building. Lunch will be
available at the cafeteria. For more information and to pre-register, contact us at info@veteransinagriculture.org