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Veterans in Idaho agriculture

Discover Idaho’s Farmer Veterans – Where dedication, discipline, and resilience converge with shaping farming communities and cultivating local food sources.

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Idaho farmer veterans facts

Veteran-owned Idaho farms and ranches play a pivotal role in enhancing our community’s overall quality of life. Did you know…

Idaho Farmer Veterans and Veteran Owned Farms


of Idaho residents 18 and older identify as veterans, which is 1.3 times higher than the national average.

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According to the agricultural census, 17% of all farms have a producer who has served or is currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Farms managed by producers with military service contributed to 11% of total U.S. agricultural sales. Among these, 53% ($22 billion) came from crop sales, while 47% ($19 billion) came from sales of livestock and livestock products.

Why Support Idaho’s Farmer Veterans?

Idaho’s Farmer Veterans are a remarkable group of individuals who have not only defended our country in the military, but now are back on home turf, continuing their service by cultivating the land and feeding our community. It’s a double dose of dedication – first in uniform, now in overalls. By supporting Idaho’s veteran-owned farms, you’re investing in a richer quality of life for all of us. These Veteran Owned Idaho Farms embody a commitment to both patriotism and agriculture, making your support a powerful contribution to our community’s well-being.

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Farmer Veteran Coalition is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization assisting veterans and currently-serving-members of the armed forces to embark on careers in agriculture. With a nationwide network of more than 30,000 veterans -and growing- we’re helping America’s bravest men and women serve our country a second time, by feeding it.

What is Homegrown by Heroes?

Homegrown By Heroes (HBH) stands as the official farmer-veteran branding program of America, overseen nationally by the Farmer Veteran Coalition. This program certifies ranchers, farmers, and fishermen from all military branches, allowing them to market their products as veteran-owned and produced.

The Homegrown by Heroes merged mark seamlessly combines the symbols of the ISDA Idaho Preferred Program and the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Idaho, proudly representing agricultural products cultivated or processed by military veterans in the Gem State.

By acknowledging their exceptional contributions, our goal is to bridge the gap between supporting local agricultural businesses throughout the state and honoring the bravery of our veterans.

This distinctive trademark is designed to assist consumers in easily identifying food and beverages produced by veteran-owned Idaho farms, ranches, and food crafter businesses.

Homegrown By Heroes Merged Mark for Idaho's Farmer Veterans and Veteran Owned Farms
Veterans Resources for Idaho Farmer Veterans

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IDAHO veterans chamber of commerce

The Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce offers wrap-around services and serves as a navigation network hub for veterans, those currently serving in the military, and their families. The chamber provides community resources for education, housing, entrepreneurship, workforce management, and family and wellness services.

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