Tennessee's Veteran Farms
News, education, resources and updates from the Tennessee chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition.
Countdown to Nov Regional Conference
Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America
We know many of you are feeling the uncertainty of your business surviving right now. Some of you have contacted us in distress. The timing of this is creating a compounded hardship – it comes when your crop has been harvested. For many of you, this signals the arrival of the height of your busy season. This might be the time when you make a good portion of your annual income.
We look at this as a true opportunity. We are here to figure out how to help you get through the first financial shocks. Then, local farms with local distribution capabilities just might be winning bets for a lot of you.
Farm Programs for Veterans
This grant program that provides up to $5000 direct assistance to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching. The Fellowship Fund does not give money directly to the veteran, but rather to third-party vendors for items the veteran has identified will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm business.
HBH certifies ranchers, farmers, and fisherman of all military eras to sell their product as veteran owned and produced. The label informs consumers that agricultural products donning the logo were produced by U.S. military veterans, allowing veterans to differentiate their farm and ranch products in the marketplace.
Incubator farms focus on bringing beginning farmers into the production agriculture industry. Many of the people who come to incubator farms have no experience in agriculture. In many cases, participants are provided a small plot of land on a larger farm, where they have access to farm equipment and materials and training.