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|Farmer Veteran Coalition - Arkansas||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||1 Natural Resource Dr Little Rock, Arkansas|
This is the Arkansas chapter. FVC is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization assisting veterans–and currently serving members–of the Armed Forces to embark on careers in agriculture. Join our mission of mobilizing veterans to feed America.
|Archi's Acres||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||10079 West Lilac Road, Valley Center, CA, USA||Full Name: Colin and Karen ArchipleyEmail Address: Phone Number: 7607514380Web Address: archisacres.ning.comPrograms Offered: 6 or 12 week agricultural certification training through California Polytechnic State University, focusing on organic agribusinessHydroOrganic farming enterprise, growing produce|
|Wing and a Prayer||Veteran-owned farms||10292 South Stone Ridge Road, Hereford, AZ, USA||Full Name: Susan TrukkenEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 7603157603Web Address: Programs Offered: poultry farm,eggs currently|
|Hope Farms - Recipe for Success||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||10401 Scott Street Houston, Texas 77051||Full Name: Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: (713) 520-0443Web Address: http://recipe4success.org/programs/hope-farms-showcase-and-training.html, https://www.facebook.com/HopeFarmsHTX/We prioritize the selection of U.S.Veterans as paid farmer trainees in a one-two year program that teaches sustainable horticulture, financial literacy, farm accounting, banking, marketing and sales, planning and product controls, to give new entrepreneurs the skill s and knowledge they need to establish and grow their own successful urban farming enterprises. Farmer trainees are mentored by members of the Houston business community and benefit from course work at Houston Community College in a well-rounded workforce development program.|
|RICHESApiary||Veteran-owned farms||1056 Moore Road, Kirkville, NY, USA||Full Name: richard schulerEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 3154205913Web Address: www.moonbeehoney.comPrograms Offered: Apiary- Honey, bees, woodenware and Honey wine|
|RMA USDA||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||109 Radcliff Lane, Falling Waters, WV, USA||Full Name: FerrisEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 9196219047Web Address: https://www.rma.usda.gov/Programs Offered: Regional Office State Directory The regional offices (ROs) are RMA's eyes in the field, keeping in close contact with local producers, grower groups, universities, and government agencies. ROs provide information on local pilot programs, growing conditions, and participating crop reinsurance companies/agents.Risk Management Agency (RMA) RMA helps to ensure that farmers have the financial tools necessary to manage their agricultural risks. RMA provides coverage through the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, which promotes national welfare by improving the economic stability of agriculture.|
|Healing Spring Farm||Farm employment for veterans,Farmer-veteran organizations and programs,Landowners offering farmland||1096 Healing Springs Road East, Crumpler, NC, United States||Full Name: Anne PressionEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 336-982-6262Web Address: http://www.cabinsathealingsprings.com/farm.htmPrograms Offered: We have apprenticeships and employment available on our farm. We also have land and possibly lodging available for beginning veteran farmers.Healing Springs Farm raised Belted Galloway cattle, pastured pigs and pastured chickens. We also have a cluster of historic cabins surrounding a "Healing Spring" discovered in 1883. My partner is a Marine Veteran. After spending 10 years in the Marine Corps, he has his Masters in Professional Counseling and is a licensed clinical addiction specialist and a licensed life coach. He understands the transitional needs of service members from military life to civilian life. Our farm provides the camaraderie and connectedness to a group of people as they deal with a positive and healthy transition back to civilian life.|
|Southwest Badger RC&D Council||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||1124 Professional Drive, Dodgeville, WI 53533||Full Name: Robert BauerEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 6087321202Web Address: www.swbadger.org/beginning-farmersPrograms Offered: The Mentorship Program for Future Livestock Farmers provides farmer-to-farmer mentorship training and support designed to help people to plan, launch, and expand grass-based farm businesses in Southwest Wisconsin. The program builds on existing mentorship programs in the region by providing access to land in Southwest Wisconsin through the Southwest Badger Grazing Broker and financial coaching from Compeer Financial and the Wisconsin Farm Center.Southwest Badger RC&D is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working with farmers and landowners in the Southwest Wisconsin region on economic development and natural resource conservation.|
|John Kunz||Landowners offering farmland||1136 Jefferson Furnace Road, Oak Hill, OH, USA|
100 acres farm land available to work.740 208 6278
|NCAT Southwest Regional Office||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||118 Broadway, Suite 524 San Antonio, Texas 78205||Full Name: Mike Morris, Southwest Regional Director|
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone Number: (866) 319-1669
Web Address: https://www.ncat.org/southwest/
NCAT's Southwest Regional Office is located in downtown San Antonio, Texas. We are constantly seeking to meet, learn about, and collaborate with other groups in our region with similar missions. Our current projects include preparing military veterans for careers in sustainable farming, through field days, e-learning opportunities, business planning help, and our intensive Armed to Farm trainings. Visit NCAT's Armed to Farm page.
|Veteran Proud Farm||Veteran-owned farms||121 Old Lincoln Road, Fayetteville, TN, United States||Full Name: Gary McCormickEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 808-497-1456Web Address: www.veteranproudfarm.comPrograms Offered: No formal programs offered at this time. Farm tours by appointment.Proudly raising sheep, pigs, chicken and turkey in a natural pasture and woodland setting.|
|Heroes to Hives (Michigan State University)||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||12685 East C Avenue, Augusta, MI, USA||Full Name: Michigan Pollinator InitiativeEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: (517) 492-7474Web Address: pollinators.msu.edu/programs/heroes-to-hives/Programs Offered: Heroes to Hives is a unique program through Michigan State University Extension that seeks to address financial and personal wellness of veterans through professional training and community development centered around beekeeping. Veterans leave our program with a broad depth of beekeeping knowledge, as well as personal and professional relationships that open up new opportunities and ensure long-term peer support.The Michigan Pollinator Initiative addresses current and future issues related to bees, other pollinators, and pollination in Michigan. The mission of the Michigan Pollinator Initiative is to develop a coordinated research, education, extension, and policy driven effort to address priority issues related to pollinators and pollination. The MPI works in pursuit of research-based solutions for beekeepers, growers, land managers, and policy makers to promote economic vitality and ecological stability.|
|Tackket family farm and ranch||Veteran-owned farms||1280 New Petersburg Road, Lincolnton, GA, United States||Full Name: Chad TackettEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 7063592526Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/TackettFamilylandcattle/Programs Offered: Grassfed Texas LonghornWe raise Grassfed Texas longhorn beef|
|East Prairie Hop Company||Veteran-owned farms||13305 Sisson Hwy, Collins, NY, United States||Full Name: Gary KwiatkowskiEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: Web Address: Www.eastprairiefarms.comPrograms Offered: Hop Farm|
|White Stock and Produce||Veteran-owned farms||13885 Delaware Street, Carlisle, IA, United States||Full Name: White Stock and ProduceEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 5152030984Web Address: Programs Offered: We have a cow/calf operation which I feed out 3-4 steers a year to market to local consumers. We also farm 200 acres of corn/soybean rotation. White Stock and Produce strives to incorporate contemporary and traditional modalities into our farm culture to create a farm that is self-sustainable. Our produce and livestock will set the standard for markets in best quality and healthy production practices. White Stock and Produce aspires so that nature and human nourishment is in conjunction to "living well."|
|Born Again Pastures||Veteran-owned farms||1472 Walker Rd, Graceville, FL, United States||Full Name: James & Regina MerrittEmail Address: Bornagainpastures@gmail.comPhone Number: 3347908602Web Address: Bornagainpastures.comPrograms Offered: Pastured broilers & layers|
|Spring Forest Farm||Veteran-owned farms||14846 N 458 Rd||Full Name: Julie GahnEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 9182079107Web Address: Programs Offered: None at this time. Currently researching and developing a veteran to farmer transition program, particularly focused on assisting veterans with PTSD.Spring Forest Farm is being developed/operated based on the principles of the Regrarians Platform (Keyline Scale of Permanence), Permaculture, and Holistic Management.|
|Eagles Landing, Livestock & Cattle Co, LLC||Veteran-owned farms||154 Garner Rd, Frankford, WV, United States||Full Name: William A. VistedEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 7608456725Web Address: Programs Offered: Newly established sustainable family farm after retiring from the USMC after 30 yrs. Cattle, pigs, chickens and eggs.|
|Angelic Organics Learning Center||Farm employment for veterans||1545 Rockton Rd, Caledonia, IL 61011, United States||Full Name: Andrew BoucekEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 815-389-8455Web Address: https://www.learngrowconnect.org/Programs Offered: Stateline Farm Beginnings - farmer-led business planning and support program Take Root Farmer Training Program for Veterans - connects military veterans to the trade of farming. Upper Midwest CRAFT - farmer-led training alliance. Farm Asset Builder - an IDA match savings program. Open Books - Training for farm financial record keeping and analysis to ensure a successful and healthy farm.Angelic Organics Learning Center helps urban and rural people build local food systems. Opportunities include a variety of comprehensive farmer training programs.|
|Anyone Can Farm (Baker's Green Acres||Veteran-owned farms||1579 Brinks Rd, Marion, MI, USA||Full Name: Mark and Jill BakerEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 2318250293Web Address: bakersgreenacres.com/acf/Programs Offered: Raising heritage hogs is EASY! They are a bit harder to find (though getting easier all the time), but well worth the effort in ease of raising and quality of meat. At a Homestead Hog Harvest class you’ll get to walk the fields, see the sows and piglets and how we farrow outside, see the forages and pasturing options, and experience how pigs fit into a whole farm system. The class focusses on butchering and processing a Mangalitsa hog, but along the way you get to experience the whole farm and the farm family. Reserve your spot today! Contact us for details.Mark, an Air Force veteran, and his wife Jill have been “farming” since 1995 when they planted their first small garden on the back of their lot in Great Falls, Montana. Since then they have added 8 children, many and various animals, and several moves to their experiences. They now farm with their family in Michigan on a historic 80 acre farm. They specialize in livestock, but believe in a traditional, permaculture system so that everything contributes to the farm ecosystem. That belief has led them into compost, biochar, vegetable and herb gardening, and meat and vegetable processing. Another part of that belief is that farming, though it can be intricate and academic, can be done by anyone on a scale that fits their lifestyle.|
|NCAT Northeast Regional Office||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||16 Church Street, Suite 3B Keene, New Hampshire 03431||Regional program emphasis is focused on community food systems and in providing technical assistance to the small and diversified farms that support the local economies of the Northeast. Through NCAT's ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture, Armed to Farm, and other programs, regional staff members work with beginning farmers, seasoned producers, farmer veterans, and with the many organizations, businesses, and educators dedicated to regenerative agriculture and energy solutions in the Northeast.|
|Hershberger Heritage Farm||Veteran-owned farms||1614 Ridge Road, Sellersville, PA, USA||Full Name: Nathan LaytonEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 215-500-7301Web Address: www.hhf.farmPrograms Offered: HHF is dedicated to producing the healthiest, most nutritious meats possible. We believe animals thrive better when raised in an environment that nature intended. Because of our deep respect and care for both the land and animals, all livestock is raised on Certified Organic fields in Bucks County where they are moved to fresh pasture daily and weekly to ensure they get to forage and eat a true diet they were designed for on a field of open air. There they eat as much grass and insects as they like. Not only is this what defines our pasture based operation it also provides the necessary natural fertilizer to ensure the pasture is healthy for years to come. Beyond Organic isn't the easiest or lowest cost way, but we believe it's better for not only the animals and environment, but a better tasting and nourishing product for our customers.|
|Veterans to Farmers||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||1616 17th St #569 Denver, Colorado 80202||Full Name: Buck Adams: Founder, CEOEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: (720) 477-0225Web Address: veteranstofarmers.orgThe mission of Veterans to Farmers (VTF) is to train veterans in agricultural systems, technologies, and business operation for a fulfilling sustainable business and lifestyle.|
|Gilliard Farms||Veteran-owned farms||163 Florines Way, Brunswick, GA, USA||Full Name: Matthew and Althea RaifordEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 912-223-7983Web Address: www.gilliardfarms.comPrograms Offered: Gilliard Farms is a family-run organic farm, growing under the watchful eye of sibling farmers Althea and Matthew Raiford. Gilliard Farms was first established in 1874 by our great great great grandfather Jupiter Gilliard. The farm has never used chemicals to grow any crops and is a member of Georgia Organics, Coastal Organic Growers and Georgia Grown. The farm grows organic vegetables and raises chickens, bees, Yorkshire hogs, and black and red wattles.|
|Curtis Cattle Ranch||1671 Hutchison Rd, Addy, WA, USA|
|Sugar Hill Farm||Landowners offering farmland||17 Kendall Road, Strafford, VT, USA||Full Name: Meredith Willey Kendall KendallEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 8027654577Web Address: 17 Kendall RoadPrograms Offered: No formal programs, yet...(this veterans widow) would like learner-volunteer/manager/coop or occupational teachers or any combination of such to take over & use the land for their non-profit benefit, to produce a multitude of food products & eventually offer classes & programs that will benefit students, community & world with food & education about sustainable farming & permaculture. Some on-site housing available.My farm is called Sugar Hill Farm. It is 178 acres of woods, pasture, pond, large split-level farmhouse - one small barn, 3 storage sheds, one sugarhouse, & one 1950s cabin. My mountain is the tallest in Strafford & there is an old logging road that goes all the way to the top where these is a 360 view (if trees were cut down up there). I have a large working sugar bush with equipment currently under my son's management. I have 7 open fields (on 178 acres) ready for a farmer individual/coop to access & work into sustainable food pasture (preferably - nuts, fruits, berries, & annual veggies but potential to include meat animals) with multistrata silvopasture & alleycropping techniques; currently have 1 horse for managed grazing but potential for others.|
|Texas Veteran Land Board||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||1700 North Congress Avenue Austin, Texas|
Full Name: Email Address: email@example.com Phone Number: 5124635060Web Address: www.glo.texas.gov/vlb/index.htmlPrograms Offered: Land sales, loans, and veteran resources.Since the days of the Republic, Texas has always supported her Veterans in return for their military service. In the early days, it was in the form of land given by the state for military service in the Texas Revolution. In 1946, this tradition was formally recognized with the creation of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) to administer benefits exclusively for Texas Veterans. Since then, more than 200,000 VLB loans have been funded for Texas Veterans. For over half a century, the VLB has been keeping the promise to serve Texas Veterans.
|Muddy Roots Farm||Veteran-owned farms||175 Northford Rd, Wallingford, CT, USA||Full Name: Muddy Roots Farm, LLCEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 8608050788Web Address: www.muddyrootsfarm.comPrograms Offered: We currently offer no set programs, however, we encourage those interested in learning to reach out and discuss the possibility of volunteering at the farm, with us providing knowledge and techniques useful to our context.Sustainable agriculture, focused on regenerating land with use of, compost, microbial life, and pasture poultry and livestock using a mob-grazing technique. Pastured poultry is raised and processed humanely for meat sold direct to the consumer. Vegetables are grown without the use of synthetic chemical controls, with a focus on preserving pollinators and beneficial insects, fungi, and bacteria.|
|SeaLyon Farm||Veteran-owned farms||1788 Alna Road, Alna, ME, United States||Full Name: Don & Marcia LyonsEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 4439240352Web Address: www.sealyonfarm.comPrograms Offered: SeaLyon Farm raises naturally grown lavender, vegetables, fruit and hay.|
|Abdali Farms Langdon||Farm employment for veterans||181 NH RT12A||Full Name: Richard BriggsEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 6035051851Web Address: Programs Offered: looking for a FARM HAND to help learn Pigs, lamb and green house operations can provide housing as needed|
|Winslett Family Farm||Veteran-owned farms||1884 McCord Rd, Ponca City, OK||Full Name: Carrie and Brian WinslettEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 580-352-2800Web Address: Programs Offered: Educational Programs on basic farming, livestock, animal husbandry and gardening. Improving stress management, family resilience and communication through hands on learning, nature and farm immersion.Sustainable farming through rotational grazing of cattle, horses, hogs, goats/sheep, chickens. U.S. Air Force family owned and operated.|
|Vail Family Farm||Veteran-owned farms||1934 Gifford Road, Malvern, AR, USA|
|Timber Creek Pastures||Veteran-owned farms||19648 U Rd, Holton, KS, United States||Full Name: Alan WilsonEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 7855120228Web Address: Programs Offered: None at the moment, but we would love to mentor other future veteran farmers in the future.We grow pasture raised chickens for meat and eggs, grass fed black and red angus beef, and certified organic grains. Some parts of our farming operation are certified organic and the others are transitional organic.|
|NCAT Southeast Regional Office||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||20 E. Spring St. Ste. 101, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701||Hub for NCAT's outreach and training efforts in the Southeast region. Staffed by ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Specialists, who offer one-on-one technical assistance and training through workshops such as Armed to Farm.|
|Sugar Bottom Farm||Veteran-owned farms||2067 Red Bud Rd, Procious, WV, United States||Full Name: Eric GrandonEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 3045454608Web Address: Programs Offered: Free Training in Beekeeping, Small Farm concept and operation, High Tunnel growing, USDA Programs Small Business managementSugar Bottom Farm is a small commercial vegetable farm that ranges from 2-4 acres with their primary market being Farm to School. We have 1 High Tunnel provided by the NRCS and we grow about everything for a salad bar and fruits consisting of Watermelon, Raspberry, Blueberry and Strawberries. In March of 2017 we opened our Honeybee business. We sell Nucs and Packages in season, Queens, Mann Lake Equipment and offer FREE TRAINING|
|Growing Veterans||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||21025 Starbird Rd, Mount Vernon, Washington, United States||Full Name: Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: (360) 445-2399Web Address: https://growingveterans.org/The mission of Growing Veterans is to empower military veterans to grow food, community, and each other. Led by Post 9/11 vets, engaging all veterans, sharing the veteran story, forming partnerships, fostering healthy living, empowering communities to see veterans as allies and assets, and growing the tastiest food you could imagine.|
|Candlewick Farms LLC||Veteran-owned farms||2140 STATE RTE 79||Full Name: GILBERT J SENGEREmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 7169988743Web Address: nonePrograms Offered: noneChristmas Trees established; beginning Forest cultivation of mushrooms|
|Alpha Omega Veterans Urban Farm (Memphis Tilth)||Farm employment for veterans||2226 Ball Road, Memphis, TN, USA||Full Name: Christopher PetersonEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 901-233-8734Web Address: https://www.memphistilth.org/employment/Programs Offered: Urban Farm Agricultural education Therapy Garden Community KitchenMemphis Tilth in collaboration with Alpha Omega Veterans Services has created a 1.5 acre urban farm with a separate therapy garden. This project seeks to engage veterans associated with AOVS in the urban farming process from seed to sale.|
|Cornell Small Farms Program - Farm OPS||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||236 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States||Full Name: Dean KoyanagiEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 6072559911Web Address: http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/projects/farm-ops/Programs Offered: Online courses, workshops, and scholarships for other training events for NYS veterans, as well as working towards a statewide network of service providers supporting farmer veterans.The Small Farms Program is part of the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University.|
|Heroic Food||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||240 W 21st St, NY, NY 10011, USA|
Full Name: Leora BarishEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: Web Address: https://heroicfood.org/Programs Offered: Full-Year Immersion (FYI) training program with a holistic support system, including paid training positions on mentor farms and housing. The immersion program is designed to qualify trainees for farm crew leadership and assistant manager positions upon completion, by teaching them professional levels of competence in both production and management skills. The program also offers Farm Entry Short Courses (FESCs), including seminar and hands-on workshops for veterans who are new to agriculture or interested in farming.tuition-free farmer-training program for military veterans in partnership with the FVC.
|Black Dog Berries||Veteran-owned farms||242 Fox Hollow Rd, Willard, NC, USA|
Full Name: Gus MingusEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 9105454891Web Address: Programs Offered: We are a small local farm raising some of the sweetest blackberries you ever tasted. Navaho, Arapaho, and Ouachita are the three thornless varieties we grow here on the farm. Each plant is on a trellis system with their own drip line. During season, we store them in the onsite cooler to lock in freshness. Gus is the owner/ farmer and is a disabled veteran after serving 20 years active duty in the Marine Corps. Black Dog Berries is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and is a proud member of the Veteran Farmer Coalition and Homegrown by Heroes organization. Thank you and we look forward to the season.
|ARTillery Avenue Farm||Veteran-owned farms||247 HCR 4264, Hillsboro, TX 76645||Full Name: Rachel MimsEmail Address: ARTilleryAveFarm@gmail.comPhone Number: 580-647-6427Web Address: Https://www.facebook.com/ARTilleryAveFarmPrograms Offered: Art therapy, creative arts classes/workshops, horticulture classes/workshopsARTillery Avenue Farm is a 20 acre farm that produces honey, fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. We provide hands on learning experiences and aim to inspire healthier lives by connecting people to food, nature, and the arts.|
|Ama's Farm||Veteran-owned farms||24745 571st Avenue, Winthrop, MN, USA|
Raises goats, hogs, rabbits, and most poultry.
|Grace Heritage Ranch||Veteran-owned farms||26.391983462315753,-97.56414356525062||Full Name: Brian SchalkEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 956-230-6902Web Address: www.GraceHeritageRanch.comPrograms Offered: We offer unique educational tours of our 160-acre homestead, a fall corn maze and pumpkin patch, a venue for birthday parties and corporate events, and honeybee removals/relocation to our apiary.Showing the gift of hospitality, the Schalk family opens their ranch for hands-on learning and fun! In Winter and Spring come out to milk a goat, spin cotton into yarn, learn about organic gardening, and feed and pet our heritage breed animals. In the fall join us for our Autumn Adventure with a pumpkin patch, hayrides, and many fun activities. All year long you can rent our facilities for birthday parties or other events. Honey bees being a nuisance? Call us for a live removal.|
|Work Vessels for Vets||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||260 South Elm Street, Noank, Groton, CT, USA||Full Name: Email Address: email@example.comPhone Number: Web Address: workvesselsforveterans.orgPrograms Offered: Technology, tools, equipment, materials, and vehicle donations to veterans running and operating businesses|
|Forever and Always Homestead||Veteran-owned farms||2606 Polenta Road, Clayton, NC, USA||Full Name: Robert and Valerie WeaverEmail Address: Phone Number: 9199045925Web Address: foreverandalwayshomestead.comPrograms Offered: In May 2014, a few months before Robert left his active duty military service, we bought our house on one and a half acres in Johnston County, NC in preparation for our new life. It wasn't long after moving in we visited a local chicken auction where we purchased our first chickens and before we knew it we had rabbits and goats as well. We topped it off with a few more goats and finally we needed something to protect our animals so we got "Zeus" our Great Pyrenees the protector of the homestead. It wasn't until 2015 we felt this life truly was our calling and we decided we wanted to dedicate more time to taking our homestead to the next level. It was then we decided to begin incubating and hatching chicks to sell along with building chicken tractors for the local area. We also decided to specialize in Kinder Goats and become the fourth Kinder Goat Breeder in NC. While these two areas are our main focus we also plan to breed and sell rabbits, build rabbit hutches and goat pens, and begin our blog appropriately called "The Journal" where we will record our journey and share the lessons we learn along the way. We have loved the journey this path has taken us on and look forward to what the future will bring.|
|Growing Warriors||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||29 Browning Cemetery Road, Mt Vernon, Kentucky 40456||Full Name: Mike LewisEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: Web Address: http://www.growingwarriors.org/, https://www.facebook.com/growingwarriors/Our mission is to equip, assist, and train our military veterans with the skills they need to produce high quality, naturally grown produce for their families, communities and country.|
|NCAT||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||3040 Continental Drive, Butte, Montana, United States|
Full Name: National Center for Appropriate TechnologyEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 406-494-4572Web Address: 222.attra.ncat.orgNCAT provides free technical assistance to veteran farmers and ranchers interested in sustainable agriculture practices. We focus on small-scale family commercial enterprises. We operate the ATTRA program- check out all of our free resources at www.attra.ncat.org.
|Trails End Ranch||Veteran-owned farms||31158 275th Avenue, Sebeka, MN, USA||Full Name: Timothy D EstabrooksEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 2186396630Web Address: Programs Offered: Cattle Ranch|
|Warrior Farm Project||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||312 Shirk Lane Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, USA|
Full Name: Desert Forge Email Address: email@example.com Phone Number: 505-379-0054 Web Address: desertforge.org/warrior-farmer-project/ Programs Offered: Our mission is to provide training and meaningful employment to fellow veterans on our three working farms in the Atrisco area of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Veteran empowerment, food localization, economic development and agricultural revitalization; Training & employment program in traditional farming and hydroponic greenhouse food production; Modernization of New Mexico green chile production using state of the art growing methods; Creation of Veteran’s National Training Center located in Albuquerque, NM focusing on agriculture, science and business; Development of certification program through the Community College of New Mexico (CNM)
|Farmers Assisting Returning Military - FARM||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||314 W Belt Line Rd DeSoto, Texas 75115||Full Name: Steve SmithEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: (214) 675-4304Web Address: http://www.farmvet.org/We are a 501c3 Veterans organization that assists veterans with opportunities in agriculture by providing training in agriculture and a multifaceted therapy approach to healing to include therapeutic farming, recreational therapy, yoga, mediation, and trauma resolution.|
|Far-A-Way Farm||Veteran-owned farms||315 State Route 26, Georgetown, NY 13072, United States||Full Name: Matthew Van HeusenEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 315-527-3375Web Address: Programs Offered: Currently hay crop and sugar bush, working on doing birch syrup and hemp and some hops.|
|Ardent Acres Farm Co.||Veteran-owned farms||32257 450th St, Palisade, MN, USA|
Full Name: Francis and Veronica Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 2182970864Web Address: ardentacres.comPrograms Offered: Working on his grandparent's farm inspired Francis to get involved in agriculture. After his honorable discharge from the Army and getting an engineering degree, Francis bought a farm in 2012. Veronica has a history of farming in her family and has been a part of the Ardent Acres team since 2014. The farmstead, near Palisade, MN, was built in 1919. Since 2012, work has been ongoing at the farm. Buildings and fences needed repairs and updates. These days, Francis and Veronica focus on raising healthy animals and producing wholesome beef and chicken.
|Crooked Creek Hollow Farm||Veteran-owned farms||323 Fish Hatchery Road, Richmond, NH, USA||Full Name: Frank GroeberEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 6032398541Web Address: www.crookedcreekhollowfarm.comPrograms Offered: Raising forest-fed pork, chicken, and turkey...oh and lots of eggs!|
|EquiCenter Farm||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||3247 Rush Mendon Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472|
Full Name: EquiCenter, Inc.Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: (585) 624-7772Web Address: http://www.equicenterny.org/Programs Offered: Veterans Farming + Wellness Program Heroes and Horses Cooking with Heroes Veterans Yoga Veterans RetreatsEquiCenter’s mission is to foster the personal growth and individual achievement of people with disabilities, at-risk youth, Veterans, and their families using a wide range of therapeutic equestrian and horticulture programs.
|Sly Fox Farm||Veteran-owned farms||328 Hartsboro Road, Wallingford, VT 05773||Full Name: Jason SlibeckEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 802-446-9867Web Address: slyfox.farmPrograms Offered: Sly Fox Farm will offer a full plate of delicious food grown using regenerative agricultural and agro-forestry practices. We market our certified organic vegetables, meat, mushrooms, and other quality products in New York City. The farm is veteran-owned and operated.|
|Kubed Root||Veteran-owned farms||33 Pannell St, Buffalo, NY, USA|
Kubed Root- Indoor Urban Farm microgreenery
|Main Street Farms||Farm employment for veterans||3320 State Route 215, Cortland, NY, United States||Full Name: Allan GandelmanEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 6072182101Web Address: www.mainstreetfarms.comPrograms Offered: Main Street Farms is a diversified organic vegetable farm located in Cortland, NY serving a CSA, farmers market, and wholesale customers. We have 30 acres in vegetables, 20 acres in cover crops and plenty of land to keep expanding on. As a farm, our passion is to help bring sustainable, local, and organic produce to as many people as possible by expanding our CSA program to run year-round and increase our wholesale sales to large volume buyers. As a rapidly expanding business we are looking for a motivated individual to help us manage our fields as we scale up to reach these goals.|
|Loaves and Fishes Farms||Farm employment for veterans||349 Oak Drive, New Cumberland, PA, USA||Full Name: Jen Briggs & Bonnie McCannEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 717-774-0794Web Address: www.loavesandfishesfarms.orgPrograms Offered: Veterans become paid interns, and they will develop knowledge in many areas such as planning, budgeting, woodworking, plumbing, electrical, animal care, planting, and several different growing methods. The veteran receives paid wages, help with housing, living expenses, tools, training materials, and field trips.A 14 acre, not for profit training farm, Loaves and Fishes is owned and operated by 2 foodie business women.|
|Green Path Veterans Farms||Farm employment for veterans||350 Braden Ave., Sarasota FL 34143||Full Name: camille van santEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 9412198715Web Address: Programs Offered: internship in 'Edible Landscaping", "Bootcamp Gardening Course" and "Farm Tour with Farm Lunch" and specialty crop certified organic farmNon-profit organic permaculture farm specialty crops certified organic|
|Green Path Veterans Farms||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||350 Braden Avenue, Sarasota, FL, United States||Full Name: Camille Van SantEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 941-219-8715Web Address: n/aPrograms Offered: Vocational training and paid work program in Urban Ag and Edible and Native Landscaping. Formal classes coming in 2018Certified organic urban Demonstration Farm teaching entrepreneurial skills in a heling environment. Featuring examples of hydroponics, greenhouse, container and permaculture growing systems. We are a non-profit and welcome veterans with disabilities.|
|Heringer Estates Family Vineyards & Winery||Veteran-owned farms||35265 Willow Avenue, Clarksburg, CA, USA||Full Name: Steve & Stephen HeringerEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 916-744-1919Web Address: heringerestates.comPrograms Offered: Situated on a fertile swath of land along Sacramento’s River Delta in the town of Clarksburg, California, Steve and his son, Stephen, both proud Army veterans, are the fifth and sixth generation to farm the land. Established in 1868 after their ancestors arrived in California from Holland, the Heringer’s farmland was used to produce tomatoes, alfalfa, pears, peaches, prunes, corn, wheat and sugar beets among other items. In 2002, Steve and his brother, Duke, decided to shift the farm’s focus to grape production and wine sales, and Heringer Estates Family Vineyards & Winery was born.|
|NCAT Western Regional Office||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||36355 Russell Blvd, Davis, California, United States||Full Name: Rex Dufour Western Regional Director Phone Number: 530-792-7338|
800-411-3222 (Spanish Toll Free Hotline) Web Address: https://www.ncat.org/california/
Programs Offered: Armed to Farm Sustainable Agriculture Training for Military Veterans NCAT's California office is located at the historic Glide Ranch in Davis, with the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. The California office helps NCAT to meet the needs of a large and diverse agricultural community. It serves as a hub for NCAT's work with immigrant and Spanish-speaking farmers.
NCAT collaborates with many government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the region, offering training on transitioning to organic agriculture, direct marketing, and other sustainable agriculture topics.
|Kentucky Proud Jobs for Vets||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||38.232437894247994, -84.29506116649748|
Full Name: Kentucky Department of AgricultureEmail Address: Phone Number: 502-573-0282Web Address: www.kyproud.com/veterans/Programs Offered: This program is a strategic partnership initiative between the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and USA Cares, a Kentucky-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing financial and advocacy support to military members, veterans, and their families since 2003. KDA and USA Cares established this initiative to match veterans who have served in any of the branches of the United States Military (U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard), ranging from Vietnam to post-9/11 service, needing good jobs with Kentucky-based farmers and agribusinesses needing quality labor. The initiative will be expanded to other veterans' services organizations to ensure that all military veterans and active members of the Kentucky National Guard have the opportunity to participate. Any Kentucky Proud farm or agriculture-related business is eligible to participate. Jobs in this program may be full time, part time or seasonal.Kentucky Proud stands for foods, nursery items, crafts, agritourism sites, farmers' markets, state parks, and many other products and destinations with roots in Kentucky soil. Kentucky Proud foods are raised, grown, or processed in Kentucky by Kentuckians. You can serve Kentucky Proud foods to your family with the confidence that they came from your friends and neighbors just down the road — not from thousands of miles away.
|Combat Boots to Cowboy Boots, University of Nebraska - Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||404 E 7th St Curtis, Nebraska 69025||Full Name: Email Address: Phone Number: 1-800-3CURTISWeb Address: https://ncta.unl.edu/specialty-programs-ncta-curtisCombat Boots to Cowboy Boots is a University of Nebraska - Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) program designed to assist eligible military personnel, their families and armed forces veterans to become Farmers, Ranchers, and Business Entrepreneurs in their next careers.|
|Prairie Pride Poultry||Veteran-owned farms||4059 West Schimmer Drive, Grand Island, NE, USA||Full Name: Dan HromasEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 402-207-2797Web Address: Programs Offered: I started Prairie Pride Poultry in 2013 with a mission to provide healthy, farm fresh eggs to consumers, to share interesting facts and information about the "Incredible Edible Egg," and to foster an environment whereby everyone can feel welcomed at, and connected to the farm. Prairie Pride Poultry is situated on fifteen acres of pasture just southwest of Grand Island, Nebraska The farm prides itself in the humane treatment of the flock...after all, "happy hens lay healthy eggs!"|
|Crane Farms||4118 Hubbs Road, Burdett, NY, USA|
Full Name: Jon "Yochi" CraneEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 6077934800Web Address: Programs Offered: Open farm ground for program development. Farm to table agritourism.
|Fiddlers Creek Farm & Nursery||Veteran-owned farms||4141 Dickerson Mill Rd, Bedford, VA 24523||Sustainable Farm using biological soils. Orchard/Mushrooms/Seasonal Vegetable Garden/Propagation/Nursery/Pature raised Chickens/Dexter Beef Cattle/Niche Farming|
|Mehaffey Farm||Farm employment for veterans||42.687782559909095, -70.9472393989563||Full Name: Maggie MehaffeyEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 9789487084Web Address: www.mehaffeyfarm.comPrograms Offered: Part time seasonal workSmall family owned farm. We grow vegetable, hay, grains and eggs. Sell to local restaurants, corporate cafeteria, local fermented food company, CSA.|
|Abdali Farms Langdon||Veteran-owned farms||43.16359351851133,-72.38579392433172||Full Name: Richard BriggsEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 6035051851Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/abdalifarmslangdon/Programs Offered: working with veterans and local farms to build a Veteran Farming network in NHPork Lamb and chicken as well as a Vegetable high tunnel|
|Plew Farm||Veteran-owned farms||43.423141548990074, -72.78878429954028||Full Name: Kevin PlewEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 8022592250Web Address: https://www.plewfarm.comPrograms Offered: Dedicated to providing a local alternative to commercially produced factory foodDiversified farm- beef, pork chickens, eggs, turkeys, hay and maple syrup|
|Ben Wever Farm||Veteran-owned farms||444 South Mountain View Drive, Willsboro, NY, United States||Full Name: Shaun GillillandEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 5189637447Web Address: Programs Offered: Diversified livestock, grass fed, conception to consumer, USN retired|
|United Farmer Veterans of Maine||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||45 Columbia St, Bangor, Maine 04401, United States||Full Name: Email Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 207-322-7625Web Address: http://ufvme.org/, https://www.facebook.com/UnitedFarmerVeterans/UFV is a veteran non-profit that helps veterans in agriculture farm, develop agri-business, train farmers, lobby for farms, and give vets a hand-up.|
|Farmer Veteran Coalition||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||4614 2nd Street, Suite 4 Davis, California 95618||Full Name: Email Address: Phone Number: (530) 756-1395Web Address: http://www.farmvetco.org/We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems. We believe that agriculture offers purpose, opportunity, and physical and psychological benefits. Programs: Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund, Homegrown by Heroes|
|Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) Veterans in Ag Network||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||480 Wilson Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, United States||Full Name: Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: (517) 432-0712Web Address: http://www.miffs.org/services/farmer_networks/veterans_in_agricultureMichigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) Veterans in Ag Network is a place for vets to connect with resource and education opportunities in agriculture.|
|Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education (SAVE) Farm||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||4816 Lakewood Ridge Manhattan, Kansas 66503||Full Name: Gary LaGrangeEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 785-537-7493Web Address: http://www.thesavefarm.org/, https://www.facebook.com/www.thesavefarm.org/Our Plan is to provide occupational agricultural training to veterans and transitioning servicemembers. There are four pillars in our farm model: Transition, Training, Therapy and Succession.|
|Circle J Ranch||Veteran-owned farms||4832 Lylewood Rd, Indian Mound, TN, United States||Full Name: Charley JordanEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 9315618072Web Address: www.facebook.com/circlejranchtnPrograms Offered: Vets to Ag consulting, FVC of TN, TN Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program consultant.Veteran owned small farm specializing in freezer beef, poultry and vegetables.|
|Farmer Veteran Coalition||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||4832 Lylewood Road, Indian Mound, TN, USA||Full Name: Email Address: email@example.comPhone Number: (931) 561-8072Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/FVCTENNESSEEPrograms Offered: Mobilizing Tennessee Farmer Veterans to continue to serve by feeding the people of this great state. We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems. We believe that agriculture offers purpose, opportunity, and physical and psychological benefits.|
|Weber Ranch, LLC||Veteran-owned farms||4965 Defiance Pike, Wayne, OH, USA||Full Name: Tony and Michelle WeberEmail Address: Phone Number: 419-575-5104Web Address: www.weberranchllc.comPrograms Offered: As first generation farmers in their fourth season of farming, the Webers produce organic pasture-raised chicken, eggs, turkey and pork under the Homegrown By Heroes label. Future plans for Weber Ranch include building out their Buyers Club, expanding into beef and starting an on-farm store.|
|NCAT Gulf States Regional Office||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||510 George St. Suite 212 Jackson, Mississippi 39202||NCAT Gulf States regularly provides workshops, seminars, and other services throughout the five-state region, which includes Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Sustainable Agriculture Specialists provide one-on-one technical assistance to farmers and veterans interested in farming. 510 George St. Suite 212 Jackson, MS 39202 Toll free: 866-643-2767 ATTRA toll free: 800-346-9140 https://www.ncat.org/gulf-states-regional-office/|
|Cane Creek Farm - Farmer training, internships, farm incubator||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||5110 Jekyll Rd, Cumming, GA, USA|
Farm is 40 miles north of downtown Atlanta. A quiet valley, surrounded by subdivisions. A working farm, teaching farm, business incubator for beginning farmers
|Cane Creek Farm||Veteran-owned farms||5110 Jekyll Road, Cumming, GA, USA|
We are a diversified veteran-owned working farm using organic Growing practices. We are a teaching farm and a business incubator for beginning farmers, with a special focus on veterans and limited resource young people interested in careers in sustainable agriculture
|2BuyAg||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||5199 County Road 351, Fulton, MO, United States||Full Name: Kim HarrisonEmail Address: KHarrison@2BuyAg.comPhone Number: 573-590-0643Web Address: www.2BuyAg.comPrograms Offered: The 2BuyAg marketplace is free for farmers to use. Farmers with current and past military experience can indicate this and food buyers can see and search for this designation. 2BuyAg also sends out weekly informational emails with marketing and food production tips, helps farmers create and renew their product posts in our marketplace, introduces them to buyers, and helps promote their farms and products through our social channels. All for no charge.2BuyAg is an online community and marketplace connecting food buyers that really care about where their food comes from to the farmers that produce and raise it. Farmers create posts for products they have for sale and buyers look for local and regional farmers they want to buy from. Find farmers and buyers, message them, determine price and delivery method, and make the purchase all on 2BuyAg.|
|Operation Groundwork||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||5262 N State Road 75 North Salem, Indiana||Full Name: Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: (765) 336-1154Web Address: http://www.operationgroundwork.org/Operation Groundwork is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Military Veterans with the power of agriculture to heal.|
|Brown Boar Farm||Veteran-owned farms||543 Lamb Hill Road||Full Name: Peter BurrowsEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 8023252461Web Address: http://brownboarfarm.com/Programs Offered: Brown Boar Farm is a veteran owned and operated business committed to producing wholesome, naturally raised heritage breed pork in an environmentally friendly way|
|Enhancing Veterans Farm Fellows Program at Veterans Farm||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||5571 Long Branch Rd, Jacksonville, Florida 32234, United States||Full Name: Michele BurkeEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: Web Address: http://veteransfarm.org/?page_id=19Our mission is to help veterans reintegrate back into society through the use of our Beginning Farmer fellowship program. While working together in a relaxed, open environment veterans will work as a team to develop solutions that will enable them to overcome physical and mental barriers.. Through our training fellowship program veterans will learn the skills and gain the education they need to start their own local farm or to work for larger farming organizations.|
|QRF Heritage Farm||Veteran-owned farms||5698 Hudspeth Rd, Fruitland WA 99129||Full Name: David and Colleen HudspethEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 406-498-6959Web Address: Programs Offered: Veteran FarmersWe are a 5th generation farm family that is changing things up. We are starting a mob grazing program on our 400 acre farm. The ranch has been a typical cattle ranch for the last four generations and we are hoping that through mob grazing we can enrich the organic matter in our soil and produce a more "salad bar" style feed for our animals. Instead of the conventional cattle ranching we are doing pasture raised heritage breed cows as well as pasture raised heritage breed pigs, chickens, turkeys and have free range chicken eggs.|
|New Life Farm||Farm employment for veterans||5780 Mulberry Church Road, Lenoir, NC, USA||First Generation/Veteran Owned Family Farm focusing on four season organic crop production. We also work with NCAT's Armed to Farm Program as a Mentor and provide hands on employment opportunities in the Small Farm Management. In 2019, we are also working with another vertically integrated Veteran Owned Company to produce Industrial Hemp for a veteran grown/veteran owned CBD Oil product line.|
|Bonnie Brae Farms||Veteran-owned farms||601 Daniel Webster Highway, Plymouth, NH, United States||Full Name: Henry AhernEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 603 536-3880Web Address: www.bonniebraefarms.comPrograms Offered: Training in deer farming, livestock handling, fencing, marketing.Bonnie Brae Farms, a Red Deer farm, was established in January 1994 by Air Force Veteran Henry Ahern. The farm property was originally owned by Henry’s grandparents. The deer are raised for venison, velvet antler, and hard antler. The farm raises its own hay, does marketing at farmers markets and trade shows, and sells directly from the farm. They also ship. Training on fencing and rotational grazing, haying, and marketing is available at the farm. Animal care and handling are integral parts of the learning experiences at Bonnie Brae Farms.|
|Veteran Farmer Training Program||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA, USA||Veteran Farmer Training Program is a paid internship program for veterans interested in learning about organic agriculture. Check out this link for additional information: https://rodaleinstitute.org/education/training-programs/veteran-farmer-training/ Email: email@example.com Phone: 610-683-1442|
|Whitehurst Heritage Farms||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||6580 FM 332 Road, Brenham, TX, United States||Full Name: Michael MarchandEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 7137243778Web Address: www.whitehurstfarm.comPrograms Offered: Farmer to Veteran sharing business and farming practice information, private guided overviews/tour to help give veterans an accurate and realistic view of pastured production farming as a business.Mid sized rotational grazing organic practice farm - poultry, pork, produce.|
|Shiloh Valley Family Farm||Veteran-owned farms||682 U.S. 14, Sheridan, WY 82801, USA||Full Name: Chris and Theresa ShawEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 307-429-8636Web Address: shilohvalleyfamilyfarm.comPrograms Offered: Shiloh Valley Farm is a small, integrated, and sustainable family farm dedicated to providing healthful foods and products to you. We raise our animals and plants as closely as we can to the way God intended. That means our animals are raised on pasture in fresh air and sunshine. We do not feed GMOs or use chemicals on our farm. We feature pastured gourmet Berkshire pork, grass-finished chevon from Boer and Nubian goats, grass-finished lamb from Icelandic sheep, eggs from pastured, heritage breed chickens, heirloom vegetables and fruits grown with organic methods, and wholesome baked goods.|
|Del Sol Farm||Veteran-owned farms||700 B St, Penrose, CO, United States||Full Name: John P BennettEmail Address: JohnandTheresa2459@gmail.comPhone Number: 719-994-7273Web Address: Programs Offered: Heirloom/ Organic Vegetables and a 4 acre organic alfalfa field|
|Delaware Valley University Organic Farming Program||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||700 E. Butler Ave. Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901||Full Name: Kerr Smith, Director of Military and Veterans Affairs at Delaware Valley UniversityEmail Address: Kerr.Smith@delval.eduPhone Number: 215-489-2914Web Address: http://www.delval.edu/continuing-and-professional-studies/credit-certificate-programs/organic-farming-programThe Organic Farming Program is a 36-credit, one-year certificate program offered through a partnership between Delaware Valley University and Rodale Institute. The program can lead to a rewarding career producing food in a way that restores, maintains and enhances the natural world. DelVal is proud to be a Yellow Ribbon School. The program is an approved non-degree certificate program and is eligible for enrollment by veterans who would like to use their education benefits.|
|Hawk Meadow Farm||Veteran-owned farms||7103 Salmon Creek Rd, Williamson, NY, United States||Full Name: andrea B schinsingEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 5852167940Web Address: Programs Offered: Horse breeding boarding and training|
|Nature's Wellspring, LLC||Veteran-owned farms||7398 Iron Bit Drive, Warrenton, VA, USA||Full Name: James BrownEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 5409350546Web Address: natureswellspring.netPrograms Offered: We Care About the Details Our company is dedicated to providing seeds and custom grown plants, flowers, herbs, and helping the community plant local gardens. Start your plants Let us start helping you plan your spring garden! We have an indoor greenhouse waiting to grow your plants just for you. We custom grown plants, flowers, herbs, and provide gardening advice. We use organic growing practices. Our goal is to help you get ready for your garden come April.|
|Veteran to Farmer Training Program at Turner Farm||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||7400 Given Road, Cincinnati, OH, USA||Full Name: Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 513-561-7400Web Address: turnerfarm.org/veterans-program/Programs Offered: Turner Farm’s Veteran to Farmer Training Program is designed to provide the training and resources necessary to help military veterans transition into successful careers in agriculture. This paid, fulltime training evolution lasts two years and takes place at Turner Farm and the farm’s VFTP incubator garden. First-year VFTP trainees will complete a season of hands-on work and classroom education with the Turner Farm crop production staff and interns. Second-year trainees will be responsible for running their own small business at the VFTP incubator garden. This includes crop planning, marketing and sales.Turner Farm is one of three working farms remaining within the village of Indian Hill. It has been in operation since the early 1800’s. In 1994, under the stewardship of Bonnie Mitsui, it became a farm devoted to growing organically. The farm is home to a variety of plants and animals, both domestic and wild. There are open pastures for the sheep and chickens interspersed with gardens and fields. Hedgerows and meadow mix with wooded areas and wetland runoff feeds the pond.|
|Vets On The Farm||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||7524 South Ellis Road, Spokane, WA, USA||Full Name: Vicki CarterEmail Address: Vicki-Carter@sccd.orgPhone Number: 509-535-7274 ext.213Web Address: www.SCCD.orgPrograms Offered: Education, Partnerships, Employment, Outreach.VOTF is a 3.5 acre farm focused on transitioning military into agriculture. We focus on intensive vegetable farming.|
|Green-Veterans||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||777 Glades Road, Room EE 329 Boca Raton, FL 33431|
Full Name: Email Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 561-373-7367Web Address: https://www.usgbcflorida.org/Green-Veterans/Programs Offered: emphasis on career development for green industry jobs and entrepreneurship. Our program participants receive on-the-job training for green industry professions by participating in veteran service-oriented projects with best inclass, proven community partners.The USGBC Green Veterans Group regenerate men and women who have served in the military for green jobs and green living. Veterans are reintegrated to a healthy lifestyle that focuses on green living and trauma resolution in the built environment.
|Home Sweet Farm School||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||7800 FM 2502 Road, Brenham, TX, United States||Full Name: Brad Stufflebeam: Founder, President Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 9795307993 Web Address: www.homesweetfarmschool.com Programs Offered: Training Webinars, Consultation, Workshops, Market Growers Symposium, Conference Presentations. We are a Veteran owned farm with over 25 years experience offering consultation and training to new farmers. We work with organizations and individuals to promote sustainable small farm business with a focus on organic agriculture, direct marketing, record keeping and technical assistance.|
|Golden Triangle Regional Conservation and Development Council||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||822R Jesse Johnson Dr., Blakely, GA 39846||Full Name: Andrew JanskyEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 2297233841Web Address: www.goldentrianglercd.orgPrograms Offered: We are Non-profit endeavoring to launch a new initiative to serve Vets interested in/currently in Ag by serving as a resource network, providing educational workshops, and coordinating opportunities for collaborative support, mentoring, and resources for vets in Agriculture.The Golden Triangle RC&D (Resource, Conservation, and Development) Council is a 501(c)(3) organization made up of action-oriented volunteers and local leaders who identify problems, develop strategies, and implement beneficial programs and projects in our member county area. We focus on Land Conservation, Water Management, Community Development, and Land Management. The Golden Triangle RC&D Council is committed to natural resource conservation, community development, environmental protection, and cultural and historical preservation. They collaborate with state, federal, and local agencies and organizations to accomplish our mission. The Golden Triangle currently serves 12 counties in the SW Georgia area that include Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Early, Grady, Decatur, Dougherty, Miller, Mitchell, Randolph, Seminole and Terrell. The Four Focus Areas of RC&D Councils > Land Conservation - Councils work with local partners to identify, fund and complete land conservation projects of all types. > Water Management - RC&D Water Management Projects often create recreation opportunities that also create jobs and make communities more attractive to development. > Community Development- Working with community partners to improve quality of life and address infrastructure needs in rural areas. > Land Management – Supporting Landowners in implementing Best Management Practices (BMP’s) to get the most from their land, both now and in the future. (source: National Association of RC&D Councils).|
|ZiegenVine Homestead, LLC||Veteran-owned farms||8469 Oak Hill Road||Full Name: Allison LavineEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 6072075730Web Address: www.ZiegenVineHomesteadLLC.comPrograms Offered: We raise goats, pigs, chickens and ducks. We also offer Goat Yoga on the Homestead .Nature, belonging, and freedom is a gift everyone deserves, so it’s our mission to share our blessings humbly and earnestly with all living things. At ZiegenVine Homestead, we promise to provide a simple, cheerful, beautiful property where you can experience land and life in its true glory – from adventures, accommodation, hospitality, and education, our land, our space, our place of adventure and joy, is open to you.|
|Veteran owned land||Landowners offering farmland||8700 Susan Ln, Dittmer, MO, USA||25 acres|
|Serenity Valley Farm||Veteran-owned farms||8856 Cottage Rd, South Dayton, NY 14138, United States||Full Name: Brett LawlerEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: Web Address: Www.svfny.comPrograms Offered: Small diversified homestead and farm utilizing permaculture techniques in WNY.|
|The 1780 Farm||Farm employment for veterans||89 Winchester Rd, Chesterfield, NH, USA||Full Name: Jeanny AldrichEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 603-757-3001Web Address: Programs Offered: Hire Veterans Train Veterans35 acres CSA, meat & eggs|
|Bells Farm||Veteran-owned farms||892 West Beach Road, Coupeville, WA, United States||Full Name: Kyle FlackEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 360-929-6867Web Address: bells-farm.comPrograms Offered: internships, seasonal workDiversified produce, market garden, large strawberry acreage, sheep, and chickens.|
|Veterans Produce||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||900 North Kealy Avenue, Lewisville, TX, USA||Community Aquaponic gardens to feed homeless veterans.|
|Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA, United States||Full Name: pamela hessEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 2022800076Web Address: www.arcadiafood.orgPrograms Offered: Veteran Farm Fellowship (full-time on farm GI Bill-eligible apprenticeship) Veteran Farmer Reserve (one weekend a month hands on cultivation, classroom, business and field trip training for a year)Arcadia is a nonprofit dedicated to creating a more equitable, sustainable local food system. We grow food; we grow farmers; we build demand for nutritious, sustainably grown food through on-farm school programs; and we meet the demand for quality affordable food in underserved neighborhoods through Mobile Markets.|
|Veteran Farmer Project||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||901 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA||Full Name: La Montanita CoopEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 5052172027Web Address: lamontanita.coop/vfp/Programs Offered: The Veteran Farmer Project (VFP) brings together farming and gardening educators and professionals to provide classroom and hands-on experience geared for veterans. The VFP offers an annual workshop series focusing on technical aspects of vegetable production and animal husbandry. Courses will be held throughout the year based on teacher availability and funding. In addition to ongoing workshops, the VFP grows produce at the Rio Grande Community Farm and at a new farm location in Corrales, provides fresh produce to all participating Veteran families, and sells produce both at the VA Farmer’s Market and to restaurants and Co-op locations.We opened our first store serving 300 families in 1976 at the corner of Central and Girard in Albuquerque. Since then, we have grown to 17,000 families owning six stores in Albuquerque, Gallup and Santa Fe.|
|Rhone's Farm & Retreat LLC||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||941 Ry Trail Road, Flaxville, MT 59222, United States||Full Name: Lawrence B.G. Rhone|
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 4062293555
Web Address: Under Construction
Programs Offered: Coaching for Beginning Warrior Farmers Coaching for Transitioning Warriors Irrespective of What Phase of Life Transition One May Be ExperiencingWe are a Warrior resource and Retreat location of the future. We are Veteran owned and managed. We strive to create a pristine natural conservation environment that is conducive to healing, rejuvenation, inspiration, and motivation to action. Our goal is to provide information, coaching, increased networking capacity, and mentorship, to Warriors active or inactive.
|Rogue Farm Corps||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Ashland, OR, United States||Full Name: Rogue Farm CorpsEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: (503) 622-0161Web Address: roguefarmcorps.orgPrograms Offered: Rogue Farm Corps is the only organization in Oregon that offers structured, entry-level and advanced farmer education and training programs rooted in real-world farm businesses. We work with more than 20 host farms located in the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon and offer experiences with vegetable production, animal husbandry, dairy, mixed operations, and more. For complete program descriptions, host farm profiles, and applications visit http://roguefarmcorps.orgROGUE FARM CORPS EXISTS TO TRAIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS AND RANCHERS THROUGH HANDS-ON EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND THE PRESERVATION OF FARMLAND. WE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY AND SERVE AS A MODEL FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES.|
|Reeves Farms||Farm employment for veterans||Baldwinsville, New York, United States||Full Name: Karin ReevesEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: Web Address: Job Location: Baldwinsville, New York Number of Openings: 1 Job Title: Crop Production Specialist/Equipment Mechanic Job Description: This is a one year traineeship, approved by the Division of Veterans Affairs to provide formal on the job training for Veterans seeking to pursue agricultural careers. This program allows veterans who are eligible for GI Bill benefits, to access their GI Bill On the Job Training(OJT) benefit as they gain the skills needed for agricultural employment. For those Veterans eligible for this benefit under their GI Bill, Reeves Farms will pay them at a rate equal to that of any other Non-Veteran trainees working at the farm. In addition to wages paid by Reeves Farms, upon approval, Veterans Affairs will pay the Veteran a monthly payment under the GI Bill OJT benefit, equal to the applicable Basic Allowance for Housing. Successful completion of the training period will lead into a full-time position with Reeves Farms. How to Apply: To apply, contact the employer by email: Email: email@example.com|
|Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Charleston, West Virginia, United States||Full Name: James McCormick, Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture CoordinatorEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 304-558-3200Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/WVVetstoAG/, www.wvagriculture.orgWhat is the WV Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture Project and what do we do? - Identifies veterans who want to become involved in farming - Markets farm products of veterans already involved in agriculture - Builds a brand for farmer-veteran products - Seeks property that can be used for veteran farmer projects - Cooperates with Veterans Administration- certified agriculture education programs - Works to develop rehabilitation sites and technical assistance resources - Creates an environment for long-term growth of veteran-owned and operated agribusinesses|
|BattleGround to Breaking Ground||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||College Station, TX, USA|
The Battleground to Breaking Ground project was developed for military veterans and beginning farmers and ranchers to start production agriculture businesses. The project offers education, workshops, and a holistic training program for starting agriculture businesses.
|Seed2Need||Farm employment for veterans||Corrales, NM, United States||Full Name: Pamela DavisEmail Address: PO Box 874Phone Number: 505-385-4864Web Address: Seed2Need.orgPrograms Offered: Seeking a part-time farm manager to work 20 hours/week from May -> Oct 2018. Responsibilities include planting, garden maintenance, spraying fruit trees, harvest, gleaning fruit and supervising volunteers.Seed2Need is a non-profit volunteer organization in Corrales NM that harvests 60,000-70,000 pounds of fruit an vegetables each year and donates it to food pantries in Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties. Nothing is sold.|
|Spring Creek Farm, LLC||Farm employment for veterans||Drown Lane, Lyman, ME, United States||Full Name: Nick & Sarah ArmentroutEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 207-604-2290Web Address: Facebook: springcreekfarmmainePrograms Offered: Looking for a reliable and trustworthy year-round, part time employee with an interest in animal agriculture, hay and cereal grain production. Summers in the barns and fields. Winters in the barns and woods.A family run horse and sheep farm and mixed ability riding academy focused around regenerative and sustainable agriculture practices; producing hay, feed grain, wool fiber, poultry, lamb and cord wood.|
|Whatever's Fresh||Veteran-owned farms||Euharlee, GA||Full Name: Greg GoodwinEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 4703150101Web Address: whateversfresh.comPrograms Offered: Natural BotanicalsPlant based products for the Home, Body and Spirit.|
|Soldier to Agriculture Program||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States||Full Name: Robert Elliott, AGI Veteran LiaisonEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 252-725-4875Web Address: https://cals.ncsu.edu/agricultural-institute/about/veterans/soldier-to-agriculture-program/, https://www.facebook.com/AGIVets/The Soldier to Agriculture Program is a five-week, introduction to agriculture course located at the Career Resource Center on post at Fort Bragg, NC.|
|Jawbone Creek Ranch||Veteran-owned farms||Harlowton, MT, United States||Full Name: Rip HackettEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 4068507457Web Address: Programs Offered: Small scale ranch, approximately 60 acres. Raise primarily Painted Desert Hair Sheep, but also some goats and poultry. Completed Armed to Farm training fall 2017 so in beginning of process to implement managed grazing and other better practices.|
|Vilicus Training Institute||Farm employment for veterans||Havre, MT, 23856 Road 265 North, Kremlin, MT, United States||Full Name: Anna Jones CrabtreeEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 406-394-2469Web Address: http://www.vilicusfarms.com/apprenticeship.phpPrograms Offered: apprenticeship and mentoringVilicus Farms is a nationally recognized first generation, organic, dryland crop farm in Northern Hill County, Montana.|
|Veterans Healing Farm||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States||Full Name: John and Nicole MahshieEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: (828) 606-8212Web Address: http://veteranshealingfarm.org/https://www.facebook.com/veteranshealingfarm/ Veterans healing farm is a community farm geared toward fostering friendships, providing meaningful activity, and personal empowerment for veterans.|
|Veterans Homestead Project||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Hesperus, Colorado||Full Name: Email Address: email@example.comPhone Number: (808) 214-3214Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/VeteranHomsteadProject/Programs Offered: animal husbandry, cheesemaking, hydroponics, farmers’ market and CSA management, pasture management, and greenhouse productionAgricultural Training for Sustainable Living We provide American combat veterans instruction, hands-on training in regenerative agriculture practices as well as therapy and job training.|
|Heroic Food||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Hudson, New York, United States||Full Name: Ryan O'Sullivan, Program ManagerEmail Address: Ryan@heroicfood.orgPhone Number: Web Address: http://heroicfood.org/, https://www.facebook.com/heroicfood/Heroic Food is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to prepare and train military veterans for careers in sustainable farming, agricultural trades, and food entrepreneurship in a veteran-supportive environment.|
|Earth Tapestry Farm LLC / Farmer||Veteran-owned farms||Kinderhook, NY, United States||Full Name: H.D. Hilton Email Address: HDHilton@aol.com Programs Offered: Community Gardens Permaculture Methods Food Forest Design Culinary and Medicinal Herbs Blacksmith Training Earth Tapestry Farm is transitioning to a food forest using the design principles of permaculture and the guidelines of the National Organic Program. We're turning old fields, pastures and a former orchard into a diverse, nutrient-dense, regenerative assembly that mimics a natural forest system. We do this to serve the needs of those experiencing food insecurity in our community. We teach our techniques, share tools and knowledge to create community gardens, and try to compost everything in sight. We also grow culinary/medicinal herbs and flowers, and will expand to include mushrooms.|
|Tennessee Beginning Farmers Development Program||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Knoxville, TN 37996, USA||Full Name: Karla KreanEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 931-648-5725Web Address: https://extension.tennessee.edu/beginningfarmers/Pages/default.aspxPrograms Offered: build a network of veterans across the state who are beginning farmers.establish realistic goals, a farm business plan, a farm safety and health plan and a marketing plan.A nationwide movement by the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) believes that veterans might serve their country in a new capacity, as providers of the nation’s food and fiber – and help themselves in the process.|
|No Dirt Required Aquaponics||Veteran-owned farms||Lewisville, TX, USA||A Texas based veteran owned Aquaponics farm, providing naturally grown produce, systems and R&D.|
|Veterans' Ecological Trades Collective (501c3)||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||P.O.Box 1354 Olympia WA 98507||Full Name: Deston DennistonEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 3605299421Web Address: www.vets-cafe.comPrograms Offered: Permaculture Studies & Certification, Small Scale Livestock Production, Managed Intensive Grazing, Meat Collective Butchering and Charcuterie ClassesThe Veterans' Ecological Trades Collective exists to support veterans and allies in acquiring skills that launch or refine careers in Conservation, Agriculture, Forestry and Ecological Design. Working with regional partners we provide support for veterans starting small farms and conservation industry careers.|
|Farmer Veteran Coalition of Michigan||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||PO Box 23182 Lansing, Michigan||Full Name: Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: (530) 756-1395Web Address: http://www.farmvetco.orgWe are the official Michigan chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition. The Farmer Veteran Coalition of Michigan is dedicated to support the growth and success of Michigan's military veterans through agriculture. FVC-MI develops and administers programs specifically designed to meet the needs of farmer veterans in the state of Michigan, and collaborates with veteran and agricultural organizations within the state to ensure Michigan farmer veterans are given the best opportunity to become successful and sustainable within the agricultural community.|
|Raising Cane Farms||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||PO BoX 883 New Haven, West Virginia|
Full Name: James McCormickEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: (304) 882-3769Web Address: http://www.raisingcanefarms.com/Programs Offered: help veterans needing support to find legitimate and working support networks that do more than just hand out information. grow and harvest Bamboo for food, timber and crafts.We are an Organic Farm and Christian outreach ministry that is seeking to help our combat wounded veterans and veterans in general to readjust, gain focus and peace in life. We practice what we preach by using primarily hand tools and manual labor to get the job done, we teach others to work the same while expanding on this natural Christian based therapy to help develop a sense of peace, prosperity and direction for the veterans
|North Woods Homestead||Veteran-owned farms||Priest River, ID 83856, USA||Full Name: Lance and Lorinda BarnesEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 208-306-9049Web Address: www.northwoodshomestead.netPrograms Offered: Retiring from the Army in 2016, Lance and Lorinda moved to Priest River, Idaho, where they planted an orchard, built a home and got to work expanding their 60-acre homestead. In the far North Woods of Idaho you'll find a cozy little homestead raising Registered Mini and Midsize trained Jersey family milk cows and rare Salmon Faverolle chickens. We're grain-free, GMO-free, pasture based, and strive for beyond Organic practices on our homestead. We pride ourselves on caring for our animals as well as we would our children, seeing to their health and comfort before our own. We're excited to share our little Jersey cows and unique breed chickens with you.|
|Wagonhoffer Meats||Veteran-owned farms||Roseburg, OR, USA|
Full Name: Jason Ainslie Email Address: Phone Number: 5038885558 Web Address: wagonhoffermeats.com Programs Offered: I started my farm as a result of injuries I received in combat. After serving in the Army most of my life and unable to do the career I received my education in, I started a small farm to grow things that I am able to eat and for me and my family. It has grown to what it is today. Now I have the opportunity to serve your family the most natural, delicious meats that I can provide. My farm is nestled in the picturesque hills of Douglas County, Oregon. It is the ideal place to raise rabbits with its temperate climate and great resources. This is where I have been given the opportunity to serve your family the best that I can provide. I am now the largest rabbit farm in the Pacific Northwest region and beyond, and the only USDA approved rabbit sausage and bratwurst producer in the United States. I only feed my rabbits all natural alfalfa grass and alfalfa pellets with no chemicals or hormones added. Our locally produced rabbit meats, sausages, and bratwursts are the most healthy and delicious meats around. As we grow, we strive to provide the best products that we can produce.
|Semper Fresh Farms||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Salinas, California, United States||Full Name: Email Address: email@example.comPhone Number: Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/semperfresh/Semper Fresh Farms seeks to provide a vocational cooperation within the Monterey County to help transitioning veterans obtain the necessary skills to operate a sustainable farm, oversee farm to table production and understand the growing season logistics. Semper Fresh Farms has partnered with many local growers in order to diversify the veterans' skill set and assist military personnel in making a successful transition to a second career in farming.|
|Ranchin' Vets||Farm employment for veterans||San Rafael, CA||Full Name: Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 415-225-9790Web Address: www.ranchinvets.orgPrograms Offered: Ranchin' Vets provides job referral services by facilitating the introduction between veterans registered in our program with agricultural industry employers that we partner with. In addition, once a veteran is hired by an agricultural employer introduced through Ranchin' Vets, they are then eligible to receive a stipend to assist in housing, transportation and clothing expenses associated with their new job. Ranchin' Vets also offers a Mentorship Program providing informational resources to veterans who have registered in our program.Ranchin’ Vets is a non-profit organization designed to benefit veterans who served post 9/11. Ranchin’ Vets partners with ranches and farms nationwide to create agricultural employment opportunities for veterans to aid in their transition from military to civilian life. The stipend commitment is made possible because of grants, generous donations, and our fundraising efforts.|
|Organic Growers School||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Sand Hill Road, Candler, NC, United States||Full Name: Organic Growers SchoolEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: Web Address: www.organicgrowersschool.org/farmersPrograms Offered: So many! - Year-Long Farmer Business Training (Farm Beginnings) - Entry-level Day-Long Workshops - Advanced Farmer Workshops - FREE Apprenticeship ListingOrganic Growers School is the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians, building a vibrant food & farming community by boosting the success of organic home growers and farmers in our region. Our hands-on training, workshops, conferences and partnerships strengthen and celebrate each grower’s move towards self-reliance.|
|The Veteran's Farm of NC, Inc.||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Sanford, NC, United States||Full Name: Robert ElliottEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: (252)725-4875Web Address: www.vfnc.orgPrograms Offered: Basic agricultural training for beginning farmers and ranchers. Horticulture, hydroponics, vegetable production, livestock production, farm business planning and marketing.Nonprofit/volunteer based farm specializing in real farming models to educate veterans in becoming successful farmers in NC. Extensive networking with other farmer veterans in NC is one of our primary goals as well. VFNC also has an equipment sharing program available to farmer veterans whom are members that allows farmer veterans to check out equipment (poultry processing, general farm equipment, tractor and 3-point equipment) for use on their farms without having to purchase high cost items. Some training, instruction, and assistance might be required for certain items.|
|Bearupfarm||Veteran-owned farms||Showlow, AZ||Full Name: Ralph BearupEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 4805162953Web Address: Programs Offered: Cattle and pigs and chickens|
|Big Bear Ranch||Veteran-owned farms||Snowflake, AZ, United States||Full Name: Steven PorterEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 602-600-8308Web Address: Programs Offered: Pigs and chickens|
|Troops to Tractors||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Southwest, PA, USA||Full Name: Email Address: email@example.comPhone Number: 7246911087Web Address: troopstotractors.orgPrograms Offered: On farm apprenticeships are the right path for some into ag. OJT apprenticeships may be eligible for state approval as an educational program for those eligible for VA Educational Benefits ("GI Bill®*). On-farm apprenticeships may qualify for the education requirement for USDA FSA loans.If you're not sure where to start, contact us. We use our statewide network of connections to assist Veterans in finding a good educational opportunity. Either way, we can assist you and your mentor farmer in the process of VA approval.|
|Veteran Farmers of America||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Ventura, California, United States||Full Name: Julie SardoniaEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 805.797.5539Web Address: http://www.vetfarm.org/, https://www.facebook.com/VeteranFarmersofAmerica/Mission: To connect Veterans to agriculture in order to provide fulfilling jobs to veterans and reliable labor to the agricultural sector.|
|Farmer Veteran Coalition of Vermont||Farmer-veteran organizations and programs||Vermont, United States||Full Name: Email Address: email@example.comPhone Number: (802) 380-1014Web Address: http://www.farmvetco.org/, https://www.facebook.com/farmerveterancoalitionofvermont/The mission of the Farmer Veteran Coalition is to mobilize veterans to feed America. Vermont is proud to be among the first chapters that also include Kansas, Maine and Michigan. It is our goal to reach out to any veteran who is interested in agriculture and provide the available resources that are needed to ensure their success, or to help established veteran farm operations in any way possible.|
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