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Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund

The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is a small grant program that provides direct assistance to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching. The Fellowship Fund does not give money directly to the veteran, but rather to third-party vendors for items the veteran has identified will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm business. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000, and $3.5 million has been awarded to veterans since 2011.

National -

Tennessee Fellowship Fund Awardees



Laura Samples  |  Jewelstar Farms  |  Army

Tractor Supply

Lee Salzman  |  Zephyr Farms  |  Air Force



Kevin Benderman  |  Benderman Farms  |  Marines

Keith Bridges  | Knox Goats  |  Army, Marines

Richard Hanson  |  Hanson Farms  |  Army

Joseph Gangi  |  Timbervale  |  Air Force

Jason Pohly  |  Pohly Family Farm  |  Marines

Tractor Supply 

James Artman  |  Applalachian Grit  |  Army

Anna Ashton  |  Tennessee Honey Bee  |  Army



David Hochreiter  |  H&H Farms of Tennessee  |  Army

Michael Trost  |  Pokeadot Hops and garden  |  Army

Ron Bridges  |  BeeRidges Farm  |  Army

Tractor Supply

Jeremy Gardner  |  Kith and Kin Acres  |  Army

Larry Leone  |  Hhorme Farm  |  Army

Larry Orames  |  Cal-Tenn Farms  |  Marines

Marissa Buchanan  |  Buchanan's Barnyard  |  Army

Raymond Eade  |  Farm AmerAsia  |  Army



Todd Bentley  |  Army

Brian Gottschall  |  Marines

George Harlan  |  Navy

Dameon Berry  |  Army

Jamie Dove  |  Army

Tractor Supply

Daniel Hogue  |  Navy

Arnulfo Patino  |  Marines

Crystal Perry  |  Navy

Barry Scales  |  Marines

Brian York  |  Army


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