Veterans

Last Updated: 07/12/17

Cal Poly’s F.E.E.D. is designed to educate our Nation’s Veterans to enhance their ability to start their own successful farming operation or to move into other areas of the agricultural industry. One of the Program’s primary developers, Morgan Boyd, served 12 years in the U.S. Army and fully understands the challenges that our Nation’s Veterans face as they transition from military service to civilian life. As a Veteran farmer himself, Morgan has experienced the many benefits associated with working in the agricultural industry.

F.E.E.D. is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs, which allows military veterans to apply their Post 9/11 GI Bill or Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation. If you are an eligible veteran, please follow the link to apply for VA Benefits: Click Here. For additional information about veteran services, please visit Cal Poly's Veteran Success Center.

Please note that you are also eligible to receive a scholarship that will reduce the charges against your G.I. Bill or Chapter 31 benefits.

With the interest of our Nation’s Veterans in mind, F.E.E.D. has worked extensively with the Farmer Veteran Coalition to create a program that will support successful transition into the agricultural Industry. The FVC’s mission is to “Cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems. We believe that agriculture offers purpose, opportunity, and physical and psychological benefits.” For more information on the Farmer Veteran Coalition, please visit: farmvetco.org

Documentary

Ground Operations is an award-winning documentary film and social action campaign that champions the growing network of combat veterans who are transitioning into careers as sustainable farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers. Click here to watch the film.

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