Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Iowa Agriculture

Who We Are

We are farmers, veterans, agri-business professionals, educators, and other service providers dedicated to empowering veterans to thrive in Iowa agriculture.

We have programs and resources for veterans aspiring to farm. We provide guidance to veterans seeking employment in agriculture and rural areas. We are a network for sharing experiences, disseminating resources, and identifying collaborations.

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Programs & Resources

The IA Farmer Veteran Network
Our network of members and supporters is the heart of FVC IA. Join today to share experiences and learn from others.

Farmer Veteran Resource Guide
FVC IA can put new farmer veterans in touch with service providers to help develop a successful farm operation.

Rural America Hiring Heroes
Find the resources and organizations that can help you locate and succeed in an agricultural career.

Farm Equipment Exchange & Donations
The FEED program seeks to move tax deductible equipment donations to new farming veterans.

Find a Farmer Veteran
Learn where you can buy local farm products from veterans, find a veteran to lease your farmland, or hire a veteran for your ag or rural business.

Register for a Farmer Veteran Coalition Workshops
The Farmer Veteran Coalition at Gardens of Eagen and Growing Power!

The workshops free and open to the public, but space is limited. There will be tours of the farms and networking opportunities for farming veterans and those seeking jobs and careers in agricultural related businesses.

We’ll also have educational workshops on topics including soil building, aquaponics, product and income diversification, business development, and new veteran programs in the 2014 Farm Bill.

Register Here.


Upcoming Farmer Veteran Coalition Workshops in 2014.

December Conference Flyer

Learn more and Register.