ARE YOU A VETERAN IN ILLINOIS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN FARMING?
The Illinois Farmer Veterans Alliance - an organization by veterans, for veterans - is here to meet you where you're at, set up you with a mentor, and connect you to the resources you need to pursue a life in agriculture.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER FARMING?
You might be considering your next steps post service.
Being a farmer means you'll get to be your own boss and have the opportunity to live life on your own terms.
If you have thought about an agricultural career before, you know 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 to begin an agricultural career.
learn about homegrown by heroes
Do you want to learn how to market your products as a farmer veteran in Illinois? The Illinois Homegrown by Heroes program assists farmers in branding their products to market and sell.