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Tractor Supply Co. Supports Farmer Veterans
USAgNet - 07/09/2020

Tractor Supply Company honored 50 military veteran farmers nationwide this month in partnership with Farmer Veteran Coalition in celebration of the Fourth of July. Each awardee has been awarded a $1,000 gift card to support their agriculture projects and businesses.

The FVC is a national nonprofit organization that assists active duty and veteran members of our Armed Forces embarking on careers in agriculture by providing them with education, resources and small grants to launch their own farming operation or find employment in farming. The group serves more than 20,000 members nationwide

"We are honored to support these veteran farmers as they serve our local communities through their wide-ranging agricultural businesses," said Roc Hodges, who retired as a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force and currently leads the Tractor Supply Veterans Employee Resource Group. "These military heroes have supported our country through their service and it's a privilege to assist with these gift cards while letting them know how much we support them as they pursue their work in agriculture post-military service."

The 50 farmer veterans were selected based on essay applications describing their farm training and experience, personal investment in their farm business and clear need for assistance to further their vision and goal for the business. The winning veterans received a $1,000 Tractor Supply gift card for their work and dedication to our country and local communities. Winning businesses ranged in fields of beekeeping, sustainable gardening, community education, Farm to Table meats and more.

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