We help Veterans Grow.

are you thinking about pursuing farming, but you don't know where to start? 

The Illinois Farmer Veterans Alliance wants to help you take your next steps in pursuing farming. 



technical assistance

  • AgrAbility Unlimited of Illinois 
    A program funded primarily by US Department of Agriculture/National Institute for Food and Agriculture through the University of Illinois Extension to promote independence in agriculture for people with disabilities and their families.
  • Family Farmed
    Farm Safety Planning Tool
  • Farm Commons 
    Strong, resilient farm businesses are build on solid legal foundation. All the legal resources you could need for worker, business structures, land matters, food safety, sales & contracts, value-added, insurance and so much more.
  • Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance 
    A broad-based public private alliance consisting of key industry, academic, and government stakeholders whose mission is to support safe food production by developing a nationwide core curriculum, training, and outreach programs to assist companies producing human and animal food in complying with the preventive controls regulations that are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
  • The Land Connection
  • The Land Connection Growing Guide
    This extensive guide shows how to extend your growing season and enhance profitability. 
  • Produce Safety Alliance 
    Providing fundamental, science-based, on-farm food safety knowledge to fresh fruit and vegetable farmers, packers, regulatory personnel and other interested in the safety of fresh produce.
  • United State Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Services
    Up-to-date resources on AMS GAP and GHP Certifications for farm safety
  • University of Illinois Extension 
    Production, Pest Management, Small Farm Production resources
  • Learn Grow Connect
     A technical assistance project that supports farmers in mastering farm financial record keeping and analysis.