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CONNECTING VETERANS TO AGRI-FOOD SYSTEM OPPORTUNITIES

Investigators
Grabau, B.; Downs, Cr, .
Institutions
Iowa Foundation For Microenterprise and Community Vitality
Start date
2020
End date
2023
Objective
"Connecting Veterans with Agri-Food System Opportunities" seeks to increase the number of military veterans pursuing careers in agriculture through comprehensive, hands-on and immersive learning. In this project, the lead veterans organization, Veterans In Agriculture, will track record collaborates with university extension expertise, SBA nonprofit partner, and early-stage venture cooperative to expand capacity.Goal: Educate veterans on best practices for farm and agri-food system enterprise management, niche marketing, and business planning and to increase agricultural production and agri-food business enterprise ownership by veterans.Objective 1: Promote and build awareness of curricula and apprenticeship.Objective 2: Offer curricula and apprenticeships for veterans including practical research on farming practices, local food production techniques, financial management, niche marketing strategies, succession planning, agribusiness and food industry management and innovations.Objective 3: Provide technical assistance for veterans in relation to their business plan goals in production agriculture and agri-food business enterprise opportunities.Objective 4: Provide veterans with incidental support services during individual implementation of goals and business plans.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
IOWW-2020-08048
Accession number
1024062
Categories
Chemical Contaminants
Food Defense and Integrity
Legislation and Regulations