Homegrown by Heroes

Just in time for Memorial Day, the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) announced the national launch of the Homegrown by Heroes Initiative.  It's a product labeling program that complements the FVC's work to help veterans of all eras be successful farmers and ranchers.  The Homegrown by Heroes label will appear on agricultural products raised by those who have honorably served or are still serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Consumers can then choose to purchase products to support farmer veterans. The program was created by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture with the hope that it would become a national partnership.  At the event announcing the partnership with FVC, Kentucky's Agricultural Commissioner, James Comer said, "With this initiative, we can give something back to those who have given so much in defense of our country." Mark and Denise Beyers are the first certified Homegrown By Heroes producers outside of Kentucky. The high school sweethearts entered the Marine Corps in 1998 and 1999, respectively. While serving in Iraq in 2005, Mark’s te

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