Posted July, 4 2014
Drake University Law School is partnering with the Farmer Veteran Coalition to host the Midwest Conference for Farmer Veterans on Friday and Saturday, July 25-26, according to a press release available here.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Leopold Center are sponsors of this conference for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.
The conference will include a “tour of a diverse farm operation; educational presentations and workshops led by experts, agency personnel, and veterans service providers; as well as networking opportunities for participants, exhibitors, and employers, including a social reception Friday evening.”
It will also allow for veterans to job other veterans in networking, learning opportunities, and job opportunities available to military veterans and service members who are farming, aspiring to farm, or seeking agricultural related careers.
Business planning, land access, financing, food safety, marketing contracts, branding and certifications, insurance and liability, recordkeeping, succession planning, new Farm Bill programs, and VA farming benefits will be topics for various educational sessions.
“Veterans have a history of service and are used to demanding jobs that require decisiveness and adaptability,” says Ed Cox, Staff Attorney at the Drake Agricultural Law Center. “Veterans make great farmers, and the Coalition and this Conference is about helping these veterans succeed in agriculture.
For more information, visit the Farmer Veteran Coalition website here.
Parties may register for the conference here.