Veteran farming opportunities with the USDA is growing. Some may find the initiative an unusual pairing, but according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture it is more of a natural transition than one might think. The skill sets developed in military service match many of the characteristics of a successful agricultural professional. Whether it’s a sense of duty, responsibility and accountability for completing the mission, or being organized and disciplined, Veterans typically transition naturally into farming, ranching, and other agricultural opportunities.
In 2018, USDA’s Farm Service Agency provided $64.5 million in direct and guaranteed farm operating loans to Veterans—and Veterans have preference. Click the link below to find out more about this opportunity!