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 facilitate long-term mentorship relationships.
The Patriot Project is currently active in Arkansas, Indiana and West Virgina. If you live in one of those states and would like to participate in the Patriot Project, your state’s contact information is in the sidebar on this page.
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 Robin Kinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.