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Benefits For Veterans Interested In Becoming Farmers Or Ranchers

Farmer operating a tractor.

Are you a veteran with an interest in an agricultural career? Being a farmer or rancher means you'll get the opportunity to be your own boss, an entrepreneur, equipment repair specialist, soil scientist, veterinarian, and land steward all rolled into one.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to assisting veterans through various programs for beginning farmers and ranchers. You can visit the USDA's Office of Advocacy and Outreach Information for Veterans to see the the many types of assistance offered to veterans through the USDA and their partners.

If you have thought about an agricultural career you know that the startup costs can be really high, and there are a lot of things to learn before you get started, however there are several free government resources available specifically for veterans that can make it a lot easier begin an agricultural career.

Just a few of the free resources available for veterans seeking a career in agribusiness include the following.

Financial Resources For Beginning Veteran Farmers And Ranchers

Educational and Training Resources For Beginning Veteran Farmers And Ranchers

Business Planning Resources For Beginning Veteran Farmers And Ranchers

The USDA has also developed a New Farmers website that provides a variety of additional educational resources that can help you access market news, weather and commodity projections, produce safety guides, and more.

Assistance is also available locally through your state, regional, and county Cooperative Extension offices. These offices also conduct workshops and educational events for the agricultural community and can offer personalized service to you


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