A beginning farmer training program for veterans in New York State offering Full Year Immersion training as well as Farm Entry Short Courses.
FARMER VETERAN COALITION
The mission of the Farmer Veteran Coalition is to mobilize veterans to feed America. We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems for all.
NATIONAL FARMERS UNION
National Farmers Union believes that good opportunities in production agriculture are the foundation of strong farm and ranch families, and strong farm and ranch families are the basis for thriving rural communities. Vibrant rural communities, in turn, are vital to the health, security and economic well-being of our entire national economy.
PA WOMEN AGRICULTURAL NETWORK
The primary purposes of PA-WAgN are to encourage and support women in agriculture; provide and strengthen networks for women in agriculture; provide educational and mentoring opportunities for women in agriculture; raise community awareness of agricultural related issues and concerns; and sustain farming livelihoods. The network is comprised of women farmers, agricultural professionals, agricultural educators, and informed consumers committed to supporting and providing educational opportunities to women working in agriculture and related businesses.
PA-WAgN offers on-farm education, hands-on workshop, conferences, networking opportunities, mentoring, and online information sharing tools.
Women Food & Ag Network
WFAN is a community of women in sustainable agriculture. Our mission is to link and empower women to build food systems and communities that are healthy, just, sustainable, and that promote environmental integrity.
WFAN/Opportunities For Veteran Farmers
The Iowa Female Farmer Veteran Network project will serve Iowa women veterans interested in farming careers. In 2014 we will build a network of aspiring and beginning women farmer veterans and service providers, hold two career development workshops, and match women veterans with women farmer mentors.
Women are the fastest growing demographic of both beginning farmers and military veterans. Many women from both urban and rural backgrounds are interested in farming. Iowa is home to 17,835 women vets. The rate of unemployment for women vets is higher than that of men.
MOSES Rural Women’s Project
The MOSES Rural Women’s Project supports women farmers and food-based ecopreneurs, providing resources, networking and collaborative opportunities to champion new business start-ups that support food system change.
WOMEN’S FARMER-VETERAN NETWORK
The Women’s Farmer Veteran Network is a national network of veterans who advocate for food security, social equity, and healing through a renewal of humanity’s age old connection to the Earth. We are champions of the poor, the under-served, and the Earth. Each of us holds core values of service to our communities, an ethos of sustainability in our farms and ranches, and a driving need to leave the world a better place than what we came in on. The Farmer Veteran Network is a means for us to help each other build stronger and more cohesive strategies for local grassroots action with a global view that has been honed by our unusual outlook as veterans and AgriActivists.
Stand Up For Women Veterans
Stand Up for Women Veterans is based on the national Stand Down program design and adapted to meet the unique needs of women veterans and their families throughout the NY Hudson Valley and brings together resources and supportive services to improve service provision for women who have served in the military.
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New farmers are growing traditional crops and new varieties, organic produce and heirloom products. They are part of row-crop farms – employing cutting-edge technology and equipment – and community supported agriculture programs – delivering fresh products directly to their neighbors. They are raising beef, pork, dairy cattle, poultry, and fish on operations of every size. And as the average age of farmers and ranchers in America continues to rise, the question of how we build our bench in agriculture becomes ever more important.
The Growing Warriors Project helps veterans to serve their communities in a new role- as true nation builders- literally from the ground up.
To foster an environment where military veterans are empowered to be responsible stewards, leaders, and active participants in their community.
GROUND OPERATIONS Documentary Film
“Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields” champions combat vets who are rebuilding their own lives as organic farmers & ranchers and revitalizing their communities with access to local, affordable, fresh, healthy food.
Swords To Plowshares/WOMEN VETERANS
Swords to Plowshares understands that women veterans often struggle to access appropriate resources and care.
Our mission is to help disabled combat veterans reintegrate back into society through the use of horticulture therapy, while working together in a relaxed, open environment.
FARMER VETERAN COALITION of IOWA
We are farmers, veterans, agri-business professionals, educators, and other service providers dedicated to empowering veterans to thrive in Iowa agriculture.
An online resource for farmers, researchers, and policy makers.
NCAT – National Center for Appropriate Technology
We are a national nonprofit that helps people by championing small-scale, local, and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources.
ATTRA – National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
We are committed to providing high value information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.
VETERAN FARM PROJECT
The Veteran Farm Project (VFP) provides Veterans short workshops on sustainable farming practices and hands-on gardening and farming experience. This collaboration between La Montanita Co-op, Downtown Action Team, the VA, the NM Department of Agriculture, and Holistic Management International provides the initial training for Veterans to start or work at sustainable agriculture businesses and it provides a theraputic garden space for veterans to learn to grow fresh produce.
RAFI-USA Rural Advancement Foundation Intl
The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA’s mission is to cultivate markets, policies, and communities that sustain thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. RAFI works nationally and internationally, focusing on North Carolina and the southeastern United States.
HOMEGROWN BY HEROES/KENTUCKY PROUD
The Homegrown By Heroes marketing initiative will afford farmers and/or agricultural producers located within the Commonwealth of Kentucky and who have served in any of the branches of the United States Military (U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard) the ability to use the Homegrown By Heroes logo on their agribusiness signage and/or agriculture products.
Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture
A consumer protection and service agency.
Archi’s Acres Veterans Sustainable Agricultural Training
Archi’s Acres philosophy is to look to the veteran community for assets such as leadership and give them opportunities in a growing industry.
NE Organic Farming Association
The Northeast Organic Farming Association is a non-profit organization of over 5,000 farmers, gardeners, landscape professionals and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices and a cleaner environment.
NOFA has chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The Farm School for Women
NC WOLAN is a grassroots organization, building on the experience and know-how from veteran female farmers willing to share their stories, their successes and failures, with women just beginning their careers in Agriculture.
Georgia Organics Farmer to Farmer educational videos
Short videos that are technical in nature and specific to organic farming in Georgia. The videos were produced for Georgia Organics by Anthony-Masterson and made possible with grant funds from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Annie’s Project has been an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise for ten years.
Ecological Farming Association
The Ecological Farming Association nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building and advocacy.
Combat Boots to Cowboy Boots
Combat Boots to Cowboy Boots is a University of Nebraska – Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) program designed to assist eligible military personnel, their families and armed forces veterans to become Farmers, Ranchers, and Business Entrepreneurs in their next careers.
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Working with new farmers to build successful businesses,find farmland, and excel in the field.
Land Stewardship Project
The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.
Veteran Organic Farming Program
In collaboration with the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pa., DelVal will offer this 36-credit certificate program specifically designed for those interested in organic farming. DelVal is proud to be a Yellow Ribbon School. Veterans who are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill will have up to 100% of their tuition paid by their GI Bill, in addition to receiving funds for housing and books.