Commitment to Action

Uniting the Farm Industries for Veterans in Agriculture

Commitment by

Farmer Veterans Coalition

In 2011, The Farmer-Veteran Coalition (FVC) committed to unite the farming industry to support employment and self-employment through farm start-ups for veterans. FVC supported veteran employment by launching the Agriculture Industry Employment Initiative for Veterans, focusing primarily on the job-rich fruit, nut, and vegetable producers on the West Coast. It supported self-employment through farm start-ups for veterans by working with the USDA and the farm-credit systems to streamline and make accessible micro-lending for beginning farmer-veterans. It aimed to involve the White House in a public announcement of these initiatives before Veterans Day 2011.

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Commitment

Uniting the Farm Industries for Veterans in Agriculture

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$5,000,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Farmer Veterans Coalition

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

National Farmers Union, National AgrAbility Project, Disabled American Veterans, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Center for Rural Affairs, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, RAFI-USA, National Center for Appropriate Technology, Farm Credit Council, Wounded Warrior Project, University of Arkansas, American Farm Bureau Federation, Farm Credit