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Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields

America needs a million new farmers. Veteran's want the job! Help us spread the movement.

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A Solution for Veterans!

"Veterans need real options when they are coming back, they dont need programs or some pamphlets or a little bit of counseling. They need options that are going to allow them to take care of their families, pay their bills, and start a new life!" - Phil Northcutt, US Marine Corp
 

What is GROUND OPERATIONS?

Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields is a social action campaign featuring a Documentary Film, a companion E-Book, and a National Tour. Our goal is to strengthen the veterans-in-agriculture network and increase their resources, so that they can create healthy new lives for themselves and sustainable food security for us all.

America needs a million new farmers. Veterans want the job!



Join the Mission. Share the Vision!

Your donation will help us get this film to veterans, farmers, military personnel, and food loving communities all across this country. 

  • $25,000 = A 25 City National Tour 
  • Starting in Washington DC for the G.I. Film Festival and Congressional Events; May 6-12.

Donations beyond our $25,000 goal will help:

  • Expand the national tour.
  • Build the veterans-in-agriculture network.
  • Secure our digital distribution platforms.

Other ways to get involved:

  • Join the Ground Operations team on our website.
  • Host a screening.
  • Donate products and services.
  • Who do you know? Connect us with people who can move this forward.
  • Contact your congressional reps to support veterans-in-agriculture.
  • Help us connect with the White House.

 



Why Does This Matter?

Our warriors are returning from battle. They're having a really tough time coming home to high unemployment, PTSD and pain killers, delayed disability claims, and astronomical suicide rates. They need better alternatives. They need a new mission. 

At the same time, we are losing half of America's food producers to retirement. The USDA is calling for one million new farmers and ranchers to fill the gap.  

Agriculture's problem is the veterans' solution. 



What Are We Doing About It?

Ground Operations tells this compelling story through the very veterans who are bucking the odds on farms across America. Our approach is very practical ... throw a benefit screening for a local veteran/farm: show the film, talk with the vets, find the Ag-mentors who can help them with their new career.  

We have already begun using the film to spread the movement! Our first three benefit screenings resulted in tearful rousing standing ovations, connecting veterans, farms, resources, and new friends to join the movement.

Dozens of cities and military bases have requested Ground Operations. We can't get there without your help!



What Do YOU Get?

By supporting the Ground Operations campaign YOU can be part of a REAL solution for veterans and farmers in America ... and eat well! 

Many of our Perks are purchased from Veteran-Farmers, so your donations directly support their businesses. 

Multi-Level sponsorship gifts include:

  • Veteran-Farmer Produced Artisan Treats
  • Ground Operations Gear
  • VIP Screenings
  • Vacation Getaways
  • Producer Credits 

Remember, your donation is tax-deductible through From the Heart Productions, 501(c)(3).



SPREAD THE WORD!

Help us get the word out about the GROUND OPERATIONS campaign! Use the convenient IndieGoGo sharing tools to tell your friends online. Don't be afraid to go old school and have a conversation in person or make a telephone call! Every action counts!

"As a combat soldier I was involved in a lot of destruction. Working with living plants, seeing them thrive, does something on a very deep spiritual level." - Mike Haines, US Marine Corps

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