Officials Pledge Aid to Help Veterans Start Careers in Ag

Federal officials at a recent forum in Des Moines pledged to use programs in the new farm bill and others to help veterans find careers in agriculture.
The U.S. Department of Ag­­riculture (USDA) also announ­ced the appointment of Karis Gutter, a former Marine, as liaison for military veterans and an advocate for military veterans who want to start or return to a career in agriculture.

The Farmer Veteran Coalition, along with the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, hosted its first national forum at the Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Con­­ference on Nov. 14-15. The conference brought together five departments, attendees from 38 states and 45 speakers to talk about local,...

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