Encourages Veterans to Continue Their Service through Agriculture. An Official Chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition they believe that agriculture offers purpose, opportunity, and physical and psychological benefits. Vermont became an official chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition this past December. Bristol farmer, Jon Turner, is the chapter president, and Frank Hill was elected vice president. VTFB administrator, Chris O’Keefe, was elected treasurer. He has been meeting with veterans and other interested organizations since last winter to help form a chapter. The Farmer Veteran Coalition helps transition veterans from military service to farming. The FVC started in California in 2007 to help find agricultural jobs for returning veterans. At the time no other organization existed that connected veterans with agriculture and rural communities.
The goal of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Vermont is to encourage veterans to continue their service through agriculture. FVC-VT is developing partnerships with
USDA, NOFA-VT, Cabot Creamery, VT Agency of Agriculture, and Sterling College as well as local veteran farms. Contact President: Jon Turner for more information
email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit: www.facebook.com/Farmer-Veteran-Coalition-of-Vermont
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