Veterans in Agriculture to Partner with Extension for Ag Connections Program

Veterans

When returning to civilian life, many veterans are interested in developing careers in agricultural enterprises and food system industries. Supporting these transitioning members and veterans is important for sustaining food and agriculture systems across rural America, as 46% of active U.S. military personnel are from rural areas.
 
 
The AgVets grant will equip military veterans with skills, training and experience for careers in agriculture and food production.It will include hands-on learning, apprenticeship options with training curriculum and mentorship, and opportunities to explore local food system enterprises, traditional commercial agriculture opportunities, and agri-food systems and value-added enterprises to supplement off-farm employment through technical assistance and mentoring options. 
 
 
For more information about this grant and other programs provided, contact Veterans In Agriculture at info@veteransinagriculture.org. For information on ISU Extension and Outreach’s involvement, contact Courtney Long at court7@iastate.edu.   
 
Full details here
 

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