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The Farmer Veteran Coalition: Empowering Veterans in Agriculture

by aditya abhishek

Agriculture is a very important sector of American life, and in recent years for veterans it has become a path to success and fulfillment after serving their country.


It was founded in 2008 by Michael O'Gorman, a former executive director of the California Association of Food Banks. 

About Coalition

The Farmer Veteran Coalition is an important non governmental organization that provides critical support to veterans who are pursuing a career in agriculture.

It is a network of veterans, farmers, and supporters who are dedicated to empowering military veterans to thrive in agriculture.

Through its financial assistance, education, training programs, & advocacy efforts, the coalition is helping veterans to overcome the challenges of starting and managing a farm.

Goals & Achievements

One of the FVC's primary goals is to support veteran farmers and ranchers through its Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund.

Till now, the fund has awarded over $3 million in grants to more than 800 veterans. It also provides education and training opportunities to veterans interested in pursuing a career in agriculture.

The organization hosts a Homegrown By Heroes label program, which allows veteran farmers to label their products with a special logo that identifies them as veterans. That's quite impressive!

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