Veteran Fields of the SLV was a Colorado Health Foundation funded program with a mission to support veterans seeking work in farming and ranching. Projects included giving veterans stipends to develop their agricultural enterprises, offering space to farm at the Rio Grande Farm Park, and hosting a variety of events with established veteran farmers and ranchers as guest speakers. Partners in Veteran Fields included the Veterans Coalition of the San Luis Valley, Conejos Clean Water out of Antonito, the Rio Grande Farm Park, and support from many others, including Not Forgotten Outreach in Taos.
Veteran Fields hosts Harvest Banquet at Adams State University, Gives Startup Funding to Veteran Poultry Operation
ALAMOSA - Veteran Fields held the first annual Harvest Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 23rd at Adams State University's Vista Restaurant in Rex Stadium. Veteran Fields is a community partnership consisting of the Veterans Coalition of the San Luis Valley, the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition and the Rio Grande Farm Park. View Press Release »» View Event Poster »»
Veteran Fields at Valleybound in Antonito - August 26th, 2017
Veterans of all ages, along with their friends and family showed up in Antonito Saturday, August 26th, 2017 to enjoy a locally sourced meal and learn more about Veteran Fields, the new Veteran to Farmer project in the SLV. Conejos Clean Water and its Valleybound Garden are part of a larger effort of the Veterans Coalition of the SLV and the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition to provide a menu of agricultural opportunities to veterans. Presentations were held by Local Veterans along with a walking tour of the newly planned community gardens. Read the Event Coverage Article »» View Event Poster »»
Call to Veterans of the SLV for the opportunity in shared agricultural space available at the Rio Grande Farm Park in Alamosa was made possible by Veteran Fields and partners in June 2017. View Call to Veterans Info »»
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