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Veterans Conservation Corps Program

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Kim Pham

vcc@dva.wa.gov

1-800-562-2308

(360) 870-0729

 

VCC Brochure

The Veterans Conservation Corps Program provides meaningful training and volunteer opportunities for veterans. 

The VCC provides opportunities for veterans to connect with nature in their own way while restoring and cultivating Washington’s natural resources.   

VCC was founded in 2005, in the memory of John Beal, a Vietnam era veterans that found healing and purpose through the restoration of Hamm creek and the Duwamish River. The VCC, through restoration, training, and agriculture, seeks to support Washington State veterans in their own connections to healing and purpose.

Opportunities through the VCC include:

Veterans Farm at Orting 

The Veterans Farm will focus on teaching veterans interested in agricultural industries how to thrive.  There will be several plots available for veterans transitions to explore farming as a future.

Agri-preneur Business Planning Program

This is a high-quality, research-based approach to business planning for food- and farm-based entrepreneurs in the South Puget Sound. Whether you are just starting your business or have been in business for a while, this Program will help you learn how to reach your financial goals for the future by using sound business planning concepts and tools tailored specifically to small farm and food-based entrepreneurs.

  • You will learn vital skills for running a successful small farm or food-processing business with:

    • A comprehensive business planning process

    • Excellent instructors and quality materials

    • Technical assistance, and peer support

    • Access to credit for your small enterprise

    • Guest speakers will include local buyers (restaurants and stores), Washington State Department of Agriculture, and successful business owners.