KATHLEEN VINEHOUT
PEOPLE FIRST

ADDICTION RECOVERY

In a bipartisan effort to bring more veterans into agriculture, Senators Testin, Ringhand, and Representatives Goyke and Brooks introduced legislation called the Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill of 2017.  The bill calls for several state agencies to work together assisting veterans in both urban and rural communities.  The proposal seeks to provide education, technical assistance, employment and mentorship including connecting existing farmers with veterans who want to learn farming.  Over forty percent of legislature supports the bill as cosponsors, including Kathleen Vinehout.