Ten farms/agribusinesses in eight counties will be featured on this year's Veteran Farm Trail. Click the graphic at right to download your map.

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Are you a member of the military/veteran community seeking resources on farming or agribusiness?

--We connect honorably discharged veterans, Guard,

and Reserve members and their spouses with agriculture resources.

--We bring together employers/mentor farmers

with Veterans throughout PA.

 

 

 

Veterans, Guard, or Reserve

 

On farm apprenticeships can provide an alternative to  higher ed to learn the craft & business of farming.  OJT apprenticeships may be eligible for  state approval as an educational program for those eligible for VA Educational Benefits ("GI Bill®*).

Contact us at pavetsfarm@gmail.com or 724-691-1087 to learn more.

*"GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Screenshot of a video that links to an ABC tv video about Military and Veterans Day at the 2018 PA Farm Show

Click the graphic to watch

the ABC27 video 

2019 Veteran Farm Trail 

Find PA Veteran

Farms and Agribusinesses

Map of Pennsylvania showing where Vetern owned farms are located.
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See photos from the event here.

THANK YOU to our event sponsors!

In the news:

Heritage Farms featured on Veterans Voices on WTRF (Wheeling), Nov., 2019

Startup Alleghenies visited The Skirted Soldier and Reklaimed Vines winery on their Veterans Day tour, Nov. 11, 2019

 

Veterans in the Valley to be held in Everett, PA, Sept. 29, 2019

Troops to Tractors offers Veterans a different way to utilize the GI Bill  WFMZ Channel 69 Allentown  27 June 2019

 PA ag secretary tours Unity farm wrapping its future around cheese 

Tribune-Review, 17 Apr 2019

Tour highlights successes of Southwestern

Pennsylvania's military veterans turned farmers

Tribune Review 

Pa.’s top veterans’ advocate visits

Sewickley’s Bridgeside Market  Sewickley Tribune

   -Next Generation Farm Summit teaches younger farmers concepts to remain viable TribLive

   -PA Veteran Farm Trail spotlights operations of those who serve featuring Pleasant Lane

       Farm  Tribune Review

    -Local farm to be featured as part of veterans project  featuring Heritage

       Farms  Herald Standard

   -Farming opportunities for veterans featuring Terrace Mt. Alpacas WeAreCentralPA video

   -PA Veteran Farm Trail spotlights operations of those who serve  Tribune Review

   -Finding peace in gardening: a veterans research result

   -This Fayette Co. Army veteran used his VA benefits to start his 40 acre dream farm.   

   -Read about how one Army vet and a local farm owner made apprenticeship work. 

The PA Veteran Farming Project gratefully acknowledges

the financial support of
Disabled American Veterans
Pittsburgh Chapter 8
and

Col. S. D. Foster Chapter #76.
 

Lindwood Farms, Westmoreland County

 Tim Wagner at Wayside Acres, Newville, PA

*Troops to Tractors assists active duty military, transitioning service members, Guard, Reserve, and honorably discharged veterans and their spouses.   Proof of service such as DD-214  required.

 

There is no charge for our services.  We gratefully acknowledges the support of  Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Posts 8 and 76 in Allegheny County, PA, and the Myles D. Sampson Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County for their financial support. 

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