Mission: The mission of the farmer veteran coalition is mobilizing veterans to feed america. Farmer veteran coalition was formed to help at-risk veterans as they re- enter civilian society by connecting them with meaningful and stable career opportunities in the agricultural sector, and to help veterans who are suffering from particularly severe combat-related injuries to locate effective services and therapy options, with a particular emphasis on agricultural and other nature-based therapy modalities, that will enable them to recover to the fullest extent possible and lead successful and productive lives. Fvc believes that connecting disabled and at-risk veterans with job opportunities in the agricultural sector helps to simultaneously address two current and pressing social issues.
Target demographics: veterans
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2,000 veterans
Geographic areas served: the United States
Programs: The Farmer Veteran Coalition's (FVC) vision is to mobilize veterans to feed America. FVC's mission of cultivating a new generation of farmers and agricultural leaders is achieved by: supporting and providing education and training that develops viable employment and meaningful careers in agriculture, facilitating the collaboration of farming and military communities, and serving veterans though specific programs and services that increase their skills, knowledge, and capacity to develop or enhance their agricultural operations.