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Veteran Employment Through Sustainable Farming

The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund assists veterans beginning a career in food and farming, and assists current Farmer Veterans with business expansion, ensuring a smooth military transition. Fellowship Fund grantees are awarded not only monetary assistance but also in-kind supplies, one-on-one farm advice and farming education, as well as mentorships. The Fellowship Fund is overseen by the Fellowship Fund Advisory Panel, which is made up of experts and business leaders in America’s farming and agricultural community. This exchange of knowledge and support between panel members and grantees is what makes the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund unique, and contributes to sustainable farming futures for our Farmer Veteran grantees.

  • Mentorship
    FVC is always looking for more mentors to match with our veteran farmers, and more veterans to match with mentors. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or are in need of a mentor’s assistance, please contact FVC.
  • Career
    The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) can help match you with job and internship/apprenticeship placement. FVC networks with the agriculture industry to determine employment needs and gaps that can be filled by veterans.
  • Farmer Veteran
    FVC both hosts and collaborates with partnering organizations to make event opportunities available to veterans in agriculture. These events include conferences, educational workshops and retreats, concert fundraisers, farm tours, webinars, etc…
  • Farmer Equipment
    Beginning and established farmers face several challenges when it comes to starting or expanding their farm. The purpose of the Equipment Donation Program will be to get equipment to veterans that need it.


 “I found working with livestock to be an incredibly rewarding experience and very therapeutic. I found I could live life fully again, have a sense of belonging, purpose, self-worth and joy. Things that were missing for far too long after my injury and during extended rehabilitation.” – David Beardi