Press Release: Veteran Farmers of America Receives $20,000 Grant - Ventura County Agricultural Education

Ventura County, Calif.— Veteran Farmers of America (VFA) has received a $20,000 grant from Swords to Plowshares, an organization founded in 1974 to help heal the wounds of war and restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to veterans in need.
Veterans who have benefited from VHA programs and Mission Produce CEO Steve Barnard.
Veterans who have benefited from VHA programs and Mission Produce CEO Steve Barnard.

Lawrence Parkhill, Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Julie Sardonia
Lawrence Parkhill, Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Julie Sardonia

For more information about VFA, go to http://vetfarm.org or contact Sardonia at juliesardonia@vetfarm.org, 805-797-5539.

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About Veteran Farmers of America

VFA was founded to help veterans transition from active duty to civilian life—an often difficult task. VFA and Ventura County farmers provide veterans with agricultural training and internships. Through VFA, a veteran’s mission goes from protecting the country in far off lands to providing fellow Americans at home with a healthy and abundant food supply. VFA is under the umbrella of Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching children about the “journey of food—from field to fork” through school programs and farm fieldtrips. www.vetfarm.org

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