Recognizing an outstanding veteran farmer

Farm and Food

For the first time, the Triumph of Ag Exposition will feature an award presented to a veteran in agriculture. According to the organizers, the 2022 show will provide an opportunity to recognize an outstanding farmer veteran who is dedicated to growing a successful farm operation as well as serving our country.

The Center for Rural Affairs will have a booth at the 55th annual expo, in Omaha, Nebraska, on March 2 and 3, 2022. Additionally, the Center will offer educational opportunities at the event, including sessions on farm to school and crop insurance.

This event welcomes a diverse array of farmers and ranchers who can look forward to accessing the trade show, visiting with peers and vendors, and taking part in educational sessions.

As part of the Center for Rural Affairs’ ongoing efforts to support military individuals and families engaging in agriculture, we are delighted to see this new award added to the lineup at the Triumph of Ag Expo. Please help us spread the word about the nomination process by sharing this article.

If you know a veteran involved in agriculture deserving of this award, you can nominate them by clicking on the link above and then completing the simple steps at the bottom of the page. Nominations can also be made using this form.

Required information includes:

  • The name of the person nominated.
  • Information on the farming background of the person nominated.
  • Background information about the military service of the person nominated.
  • Any additional information or stories about why this individual should be recognized for their contributions to agriculture and/or to the service of our country.

To learn more about resources and workshops the Center for Rural Affairs offers veterans in agriculture, email or visit