New poll for Native American military veterans working in ag

The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) and the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) have teamed up to gather critical information from Native American military veterans working in the agricultural industry. The survey is open for answers until March 7 and can be completed online.

The aim of the partnership is to generate answers to the NAAF survey for veterans, and feedback will be incorporated into their long-term vision to provide an infrastructure framework to capitalize on India’s economic and nutritional potential to recover from VOCID. -19, which is emphasized in their document. White Paper, Reimagining Native Food Economies.

“Native Americans serve in the U.S. military at one of the highest rates compared to other ethnicities, and often the obligation to serve is rooted in their traditional connections to our country,” said Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, JD. (Colville), CEO at NAAF. “When our native veterans return, we want them to find healing and opportunities in the country. That’s why the Native American Agriculture Fund is committed to helping Native American veterans, and our first step in assistance is this survey. “

The questionnaire aims to understand how native veterans are involved in food production and agriculture; the financial, business and technical needs of native veterans and native food entrepreneurs; and how to better connect native veteran farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and cultivators with NAAF beneficiaries to achieve NAAF’s vision and mission.

“The Native American Agriculture Fund’s plan to develop 10 regional food hubs across the country will provide native farmers with the infrastructure they need to create thriving and self-sustaining food systems for both native and rural communities,” said the executive director. at the FVC Jeanette Lombardo. “As the largest non-profit organization in the country assisting military veterans pursuing careers in agriculture, the Farmer Veteran Coalition is perfect for collaborating with NAAF on this important project.”

Native Americans or Alaska Natives who are veterans or members of the United States Armed Forces are eligible to complete the survey. The first 200 veteran native farmers to complete the survey will receive a limited edition, co-branded FVC / NAAF challenge coin.

To learn more about the Native American Agriculture Fund and read their white paper, visit Native American Agriculture Fund website.

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