Farmer Veteran Coalition Presents 2nd Annual National Conference for Women Veterans in Agriculture

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The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) invites all women veterans to participate in the 2nd Annual “Empowering Women Veterans” conference from Thursday, November 14 to Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.

National Conference for Women Veterans in Agriculture

Register Today for the National Conference for Women Veterans in Agriculture

We are so pleased to have the conference in Kentucky this year.

The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) proudly presents the 2nd Annual “Empowering Women Veterans: Success in Agriculture Business and Well-Being” conference. The conference is focused on equipping women veterans with the business and farming tools they need to begin and achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

Registration is now open for this free conference. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky from 8:00 am on Thursday, November 14 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 17, 2013.

“We are so pleased to have the conference in Kentucky this year,” said Tia Christopher, conference organizer and FVC chief of staff. “Not only is the state doing amazing things for veterans in agriculture, but there are really impressive women farmer role models and mentors too.”

This conference will bring together over 100 women from around the country to make friends, build community, and gain valuable resources that will help them to succeed in small business.

Workshops and general sessions will feature a panel from the USDA, inspiring women business leaders and topics such as: aquaponics, writing grants and farming and social justice; and will feature speakers from the American Farm Bureau, Kentucky State University, the USDA, AgrAbility and many more.

There will also be an exclusive sneak preview of the documentary film Terra Firma, about three female combat veterans who have found ways to heal through farming.

FVC will host this conference in coordination with the Farm Credit Council, the American Farm Bureau, Newman’s Own Foundation, the Tyler Rigg Foundation, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Growing Warriors, and Terra Firma.

For registration information, visit https://events.benchmarkemail.com/event/EWVConfrence2013 or email events(at)farmvetco(dot)org.

About Farmer Veteran Coalition

The Farmer Veteran Coalition is a not-for-profit organization that connects military veterans with opportunities for employment, training, and places to heal on America's farms. Started in 2008, the Farmer Veteran Coalition’s mission is to Mobilize Veterans to Feed America. By connecting veterans with sustainable farming resources and education to assist them in building their farm and ranch businesses, Farmer Veteran Coalition helps veterans become successful farmers.

For more information about veteran farming and the Farmer Veteran Coalition, call them at (530) 564-1226 or visit their website at http://www.farmvetco.org.

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