Veterans Farm

The Veterans Farm a model for building handicap accessible farms built to provide our disabled combat veterans a \"Prescription without Medication\" through horticulture therapy. Join the New Beginning Farmer Rancher Developmental Workshops to learn more on The Enhancing Veterans Farm Fellows Program. More »

New Beginning Farmer Rancher Developmental Workshop

Through the Enhancing Veterans Farm Fellowship Program, Veterans Farm’s aim is to provide outreach/ train veterans for a sustainable economic career in farming, offer veterans a strong support mentoring system, and provide the resources they will need to start their own agriculture ventures. More »

Work Vessels for Veterans

Work Vessels for Veterans Donates 5 more acres to Veterans Farm at the Second annual \"Fight for the Veterans\" event. More »

Local Training

Join visitor professors from First Coast Technical College (FCtC) and other local Colleges in you area, participate, learn in one-on-one classes on various vegetables and other crops. More »

The Vision

Veterans Farm provides an emotionally supportive and nurturing environment where wounded veterans receive core vocational training services and intensive case management aimed at helping them return to society as contributing members. More »

Start-up Tools

Contact Work Vessels For Veterans www.workvesselsforveterans a 501 ( c ) 3 Non Profit Organization. Work Vessels for Veterans is an all volunteer movement assisting returning veterans to begin their civilian careers or educational pursuits by acquiring and distributing the necessary start-up tools. Work Vessels for Veterans is the fiscal sponsor of Veterans Farm. More »

On March 7, 2015, the Veterans Farm hosted the First workshop for 2015 with guest speakers from the USDA and other agriculture organizations. Topics included funding available to start your own agro-business and also discussion topics on lending, credit, land acquisition, lease tenures and building a sound business and marketing plan. More »

 

Veterans Farm second Farmer/Rancher workshop

May 16th the Veterans Farm hosted our second workshop for 2015 with guest speakers from the USDA and other agriculture organizations. Topics included funding available to start your own agro-business and also discussion topics on lending, credit, land acquisition, lease tenures and building a sound business and marketing plan. If you’d like to find out how you can get involved in sponsoring one of our workshops or volunteering at an event please contact us at info@veteransfarm.com You can also follow us on facebook for daily updates and upcoming training events at https://www.facebook.com/veterans.farm We’d like to give a special thanks to the USDA (NIFA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture for their continued support.

 

Cindy chastain speaking May 16th workshop photo

Veterans Farm agriculture training a big hit with military veterans

 

 

On March 7th 2015 the Veterans Farm hosted their first of 5 new beginning veteran farmer/rancher workshops for 2015. In attendance were over 219 veterans from all over the southeastern region. As a leader in training veterans for a career in agriculture it’s imperative that we expand our outreach and case management so that we can continue to grow and help more veterans, active duty and military spouse. The average age of a farmer is between 60-65 years of age and for ever 5-6 retiring there is only 1 young farmer taking their place. With this shortage of able young men and women willing to go into agriculture we will soon start to see a food shortage, and outsourcing of our food production to other countries. With this critical mission at hand who better to help fill this gap than our nations veterans. As the overwhelming response continues to grow the Veterans Farm looks towards bringing on new case managers to provide the resources these veterans need to be successful. We can’t do it alone though and we need your help. Please contact the Veterans Farm at info@veteransfarm.com to see how you can support our program.

 

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Blueberry season ends Saturday May 23rd

picking berries at veterans farmATTN: The Veterans Farm blueberry season ends this Saturday. We will be open from 8am-11am. We are Located at 5571 long branch rd, Jacksonville, FL.