Calling All Farmer Veterans – Equipment You Need Might Be Available
Thanks to IL Senator and war veteran, Tammy Duckworth, IL Corn has the inside scoop on a federal surplus program for military veteran small business-owners - including FARMERS. A seminar to better understand the program will be held on April 20 at 9 am.
The Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act allows veteran small business owners to acquire pieces of equipment and property that the federal government has placed in government surplus association (GSA) warehouses. Thanks to Senator Duckworth, farmers were included as "small business owners" in the language of this bill.
On IL Corn's recent visit to her DC office, the Senator alerted us of the upcoming seminar on April 20 at 9 am to help individuals and organizations understand the program.
The senator joked, "Now you won't be able to bring home a flame thrower..." but there is a lot of unused equipment that our veterans could put to good use!
To learn more about this program, check out these resources: