Farm Bureau® Patriot Project

The Farm Bureau Patriot Project is a mentorship program that connects military veteran beginning farmers and ranchers with experienced Farm Bureau member farmers and ranchers. American Farm Bureau Federation works with state Farm Bureaus to identify military veterans and Farm Bureau mentors and faciltiate long-term mentorship relationships. 

American Farm Bureau is conducting the FB Patriot Project in Texas, Arkansas, Indiana and West Virgina in partnership with the state Farm Bureaus. 

Military veteran farmers/ranchers in the program need to meet the following requirements.

  • Honorable discharge from the armed services
  • Access to farmland (rent or own)
  • Basic farming production skills
  • Willingness to learn from others

If you are a military veteran beginning farmer/rancher interested in joining the program, please complete the online application.

For more information, contact Lisa Benson at