Illinois Farmer Veterans Alliance

Illinois has a robust farming community that yields a sense of purpose and identity for veterans in agriculture.

Illinois Farm Bureau, along with several partners around the state, developed the Illinois Farmer Veterans Alliance program as a resource for veterans who are interested in agriculture or are already working in agriculture. This program will help link Illinois veterans with agriculture opportunities.

Farmer Veteran Alliance cultivates a meaningful place for veterans in Illinois and increases the viability of veteran-run farms by establishing a strong farmer-veteran relationship, facilitating business and marketing opportunities and developing a resource pipeline in collaborating with partner organizations.

Join us today and help build this unique community of farmers in Illinois.

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Anyone interested in joining the farmer-veterans working group should contact Raghela Scavuzzo at

Find more resources for Veterans by visiting the USDA webpage on Veterans and Entrepreneurship.