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Feds Hire Vets - News
Feds Hire Vets - News

USDA’s Veterans in Agriculture Initiative can support you! The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the establishment of the position of Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since then USDA has proactively identified and engaged in opportunities to inform and educate transitioning service members and Veterans about the “3 Es” in agriculture: Employment, Education and Entrepreneurship.

Did you know that approx. 200,000 service members transition back to the civilian sector every year and there are approx. 11 million Veterans currently in the work force? As 47% of service members are recruited from rural America, we can expect that many of them are returning home after service. USDA wants to ensure they have opportunities and resources as they re-join their communities. At USDA, we are grateful for the service our military Veterans have given to their country, and we hope to do what we can to pay it forward.

For more Vets in Ag resources visit:
https://newfarmers.usda.gov/veterans

By Stefanie Pidgeon
USDA Vets in Ag Initiative  

For full article click on the link: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/wia-newsletter.pdf

  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Homeland Security
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