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.

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.

Farmer Veteran Stakeholder Conference
Nov. 14-15 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), in coordination with the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, will host a first-of-its-kind national gathering for organizations that serve military veterans pursuing food, farming, and agricultural careers.

Government agencies, non-profits, universities, extension, and other organizations serving farmer veterans are encouraged to attend. There will networking sessions, educational seminars, and plenty of time for discussing farmer veteran programs and policy.

Learn more here.