Thursday, January 14, 2021

Grants offered to veterans turned farmers; apply by Feb. 14

The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is accepting applications through Feb. 14 for small grants aimed at helping military veterans in their early years of farming and/or ranching.

The FVFF doesn't give money directly to farmers, but pays third-party vendors for items the veteran says will make a crucial difference in their business. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Established in 2008, the nonprofit has provided more than 600 veterans with $3 million in equipment over the past decade. 

To be eligible, applicants must be honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. military, have an agricultural business in operation with a functional business plan, and must be willing to fully participate in the program, including progress reports and mentoring other farmer-veterans, and show a desire to make a positive impact on the farmer-veteran community.

Click here to learn more about the program, and click here to apply for a grant.

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