Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund – Apply Now

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Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Accepting Applications for 2018
The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is a small grant program that provides direct assistance to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching. The Fellowship Fund gives money to third-party vendors for items the veteran has identified will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm business. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. 

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
For help in writing up your vision and goals, or developing your business plan, check out the Plan Your Farm section on the Small Farms website. Section 2, Getting Started, may help you document the types of things that you’ll want to communicate about your skills, vision, and goals. Section 4 Planning and Funding your Farm Business includes tips and templates for helping write up your business plan. 
Closing date for Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund applications is March 1 at 5pm PT.


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.


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