Veterans to Farmers - Turning Protectors Into Providers!
The mission of Veterans to Farmers (VTF) is to train veterans in agricultural systems, technologies, and business operations for a fulfilling sustainable business and lifestyle. Turning Protectors into Providers!
What we do
Veterans to Farmers offers an opportunity for our men and women who have sacrificed so much to be our protectors. We offer a way to recover, to learn, and to move forward by becoming our providers, contributing to the solution of our food insecure nation.
Why Is Veterans to Farmers important?
Veterans - VTF helps veterans to assimilate effectively, productively, and permanently into private citizenry by training them in agricultural practices that leads to urban homesteading and/or business ownership.
Neighborhoods - The establishment or re-establishment of farms increases commerce, revenue, the areas's tax base, and food security.
Consumers - Increased production of organic, local vegetables with renewable energy technologies and sustainable growing methods improves the long-term health of the community by providing access to clean, fresh, and hyper local food for all.
Our Ecological System - The expansion of industrial agricultural has placed considerable pressure on America's rural land and natural resources. VTF leverages both small-scale organic soil farming methods, as well as greenhouse technologies (uses only 10% of the land and 10% of the water used in traditional agriculture, while producing 10x the yield), in order to positively impact our food system.
A Look Towards our Local Food Future:
"We are in a time of extraordinary opportunity. After a decade of seismic shocks to our country from global terrorism, to deep recessions, and major national disasters , each of the three legs of sustainability - the environment, the economy, and social equity of our communities - is in crisis! Yet throughout this time a movement has grown which brings great hope for a more healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future. It is the movement to produce, access, secure, and consume good and healthy food. People are re-awakening to the fact that food is not only the basis for our health, but it is also at the basis of traditions, customs, and culture that bind us together as family and community."
- Jim Cochran and Larry Yee, Food Commons
Your Donation - Will allow us to continue retraining veterans in innovative farming techniques, and help cultivate their emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Our goal is to empower veterans through the realization that their own efforts and contributions are important to their community!
Thank you for your consideration, and your tax-deductible donation!