(SOUTH WINDSOR, CONN. ) FarmTek, the industry leader in agricultural equipment and supplies, would like to announce it has extended its new Heroic Harvesters program to partner with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC). The Heroic Harvesters program aides U.S. military veterans looking to build a career in the agriculture industry.
In order to take advantage of FarmTek’s Heroic Harvesters program, veterans must carry an active membership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition. The program also offers access to FarmTek’s controlled environment agriculture (CEA) schools where industry experts educate attendees on the latest in agriculture technologies and techniques, including hydroponics, greenhouse growing and aquaponics.
There are a number of hurdles that former U.S. military members experience in the agriculture industry, but with the Heroic Harvesters program FarmTek helps facilitate and streamline any veteran farmer’s process from start to finish. The Heroic Harvesters program provides special financing options, educational programs and priceless consulting.
“This new partnership with the Farmer-Veteran Coalition demonstrates our continued commitment to those who have given so much in service to our country,” said Barry Goldsher, CEO of FarmTek. “We are proud and honored to support the Farmer Veteran Coalition’s mission of helping a new generation of farmers and food leaders through the collaboration of the farming and military communities.”
Based in Davis, Calif., the FVC believes that food production offers purpose and opportunity, as well as physical and psychological benefits for all veterans. The FVC works with veterans from all military branches, their families, employers and mentors to support those returning to or beginning careers in food and farming.
FarmTek offers farm supplies, chicken feeders, poultry equipment, hoop buildings, hay tarps, barn heaters, greenhouse film, agricultural supplies, professional greenhouses, hay storage, barn lights, TekFoil TM insulation, game bird netting, livestock fencing, chicken watering systems, barn fans, fabric buildings, PolyMax, greenhouses, kennel flooring, barn curtain, pig scales, blackout curtain, hoop barns, feed troughs, hog supplies, cold frames, brooders, greenhouse plastic covering, equine supplies, and more to help you manage your farm, business or home. We have been serving the agriculture industry since 1979. For more information on our commercial greenhouses and accessories, storage buildings and more, feel free to visit www.farmtek.com/HeroicHarvesters to learn more about the program!
About Farmer Veteran Coalition:
The Farmer Veteran Coalition is a not-for-profit organization that connects military veterans with opportunities for employment, training and healing 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, the Farmer Veteran Coalition helps veterans become successful farmers.
For more information about veteran farming and Farmer Veteran Coalition’s mission to mobilize veterans to feed America, call them at (530) 564-1226 or visit them at www.farmvetco.org