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.
The Patriot Project is active in Texas, Arkansas, Indiana and West Virgina. If you live in one of those states and would like to participate in the Patriot Project, find your state lead and email them.
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 Farm Bureau staff member and interested in bringing the Patriot Project to your state, contact Lisa Benson at email@example.com.