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Nov 12, 2018 |

Advocating for Farmer Veterans

When veterans return home, many are looking for a new purpose. At Farm Credit, where Veterans Day is year-round, we help them find that purpose in agriculture.

Nov 11, 2014 | From the Farm

Iowa Soldier Farms to Build Sustainable Afghanistan

First Lt. Scott Rottinghaus is a farmer and a soldier. While stationed in Kunar, one of Afghanistan’s most dangerous provinces, he combined his two loves to serve his country as a soldier-farmer. As part of the Iowa National Guard’s 734th Agri-Business Development Team, Rottinghaus drew on his life a crop and livestock producer to teach Afghanis about sustainability and food safety.

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