Who is Eligible for the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund?
- Veterans of any branch of the U.S. Military from all service eras–including those currently serving
- Those who received a characterization of service of ‘Honorable’ upon discharge
- Must have an agricultural business in operation and a functional business plan
- Must be willing to fully participate in the Fellowship Program, which includes periodic progress reports, mentoring other farmer veterans and a desire to make a positive impact on the farmer veteran community
HOW TO APPLY
The application for the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is now OPEN. The application will remain open for four weeks before closing on MARCH 1 at 5 P.M. PT.
The Mission of Farmer Veteran Coalition is Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America. 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.
Learn more about military veteran farmer training from beginningfarmers.org at: https://www.beginningfarmers.org/beginning-farmer-training-programs/military-veteran-farmer-training/
Learn more about loans and grants for farmers from beginningfarmers.org at: https://www.beginningfarmers.org/funding-resources/