Read full article at Confluence Denver: One local entrepreneur has found an unusual way to support a historically neglected demographic while tapping into the “eat local” food movement. Veterans to Farmers will teach military veterans how to farm in urban environments, with its flagship greenhouse coming soon to the Curtis Park/Five Points area.


Training our Protectors to be Providers

August 31, 2013

Read the full article: Training Our Protectors to be Providers Veterans to Farmers (VTF) is a Denver-based non-profit that tackles two complex issues in highly innovative ways. Since the U.S. began withdrawing troops from Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009, scores of men and women have returned home to look for work within the civilian sector. Finding […]

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Farming a Future for Veterans

July 24, 2013

Read the origional article in modern farmer by Sam Brasch The military taught Evan Premer not to waste time fixing a problem. On a day at the front end of summer, his indoor farm felt about 10 degrees too hot. He pulled a knife from his pocket and began to score the ribbed siding of […]

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Redeploying the Family Farm

July 11, 2013

Evan Premer is the latest grower who is re-inventing the idea of the traditional American farm. With the help of Veterans to Farmers, community grants and private support, Evan launched Colorado’s first vertical farm, AeroFarmCo, in Lakewood, Colo., this March. Even though he didn’t grow up on a farm, Evan, a former sergeant in the U.S. Army, was able […]

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VTF at Slow Money 4th National Gathering

May 20, 2013
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Entrepreneur of the Year Award Nominee

April 10, 2013

Veterans to Farmers has been nominated for the Mamma Chia Entrepreneur of the Year Award through Slow Money, with a chance to win $50,000! Please help us win by VOTING once a day through April 16th.

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Pantry Paratus Radio Interview with Buck Adams

February 15, 2013

Listen to the interview at I cannot think of a better way to solve a bunch of serious looming problems all at once than what Buck Adams, founder of Veterans to Farmers has done in the Denver metro area.  Veterans coming back from war or otherwise discharging out of the military are among the […]

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From Guns to Greenhouses

January 25, 2013

Read the original article at by Philip McIntosh The transition from war to civilian life can be hard for many veterans. Now, in Colorado, there is non-profit organization that aims to help by training these protectors to become providers… Kevin Lanzi sits quietly next to a 6-ft. tall tomato plant heavily laden with clusters of ripening fruit. […]

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Veterans to Farmers in Boulder Magazine Winter 2012

December 6, 2012

Read the entire article online – Boulder Magazine Winter 2012 Ten years ago, Kevin Lanzi woke daily to the sounds of mortar shells aimed at his Marine unit’s camp in the Iraqi desert. The guerrilla militias were fairly inaccurate with the mortars, but their more successful sniper attacks and roadside bombs killed or injured several […]

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VETERANS TO FARMERS Semifinalist FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition

December 5, 2012

Veterans to Farmers | Anna C. Stull & Christian A. Mussett from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo. VETERANS TO FARMERS is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. It will be named an Audience Favorite if it’s among the ten that receives the most votes. If you love it, please vote for it! […]

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