Agriculture is at the top of Florida’s economy, impacting the economy by $120 billion each year and supplying nearly 2 million jobs. The Veterans Florida Agriculture Program (VFAP) is an internship program established to help veterans transition into sustainable careers as farmers. The program provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities that make you competitive in today’s agricultural sector. Veterans receive a $500 per month stipend for six months, in addition to an hourly wage throughout the program. If they choose to enroll in a UF agriculture certificate program, they become eligible for GI Bill funding or VA Vocational Rehabilitation funding.
Each state has a similar agency, specifically dedicated to bettering the lives of our great heroes.