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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Click the graphic to watch
the ABC27 video
2019 Veteran Farm Trail
Find PA Veteran
Farms and Agribusinesses
See photos from the event here.
THANK YOU to our event sponsors!
In the news:
Troops to Tractors offers Veterans a different way to utilize the GI Bill WFMZ Channel 69 Allentown 27 June 2019
Tribune-Review, 17 Apr 2019
Tour highlights successes of Southwestern
Pennsylvania's military veterans turned farmers
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
-This Fayette Co. Army veteran used his VA benefits to start his 40 acre dream farm.
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.