What is Indiana AgVets?

The Indiana AgVets Certification and Internship Program is an agricultural career training opportunity specifically for U.S. military veterans in Indiana or surrounding states. The program prepares participants for rewarding careers in production agriculture or agribusiness by providing specialized training (free of charge) tailored to the veteran’s personal interests and career aspirations, and paid internships in a farm or agricultural service business.

Indiana AgVets is a project of Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation, in cooperation with the AgrAbility Project at Purdue University. The program is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Grant Number 2019-77028-29971.


Click below to download the Indiana AgVets printable flyer.

Indiana AgVets flyer (pdf)


Program Overview

  • Open to U.S. military veterans or current National Guard or Reserve members (of any service branch) in Indiana and surrounding states.
  • Expenses-paid agricultural career training and certification programs
  • Individualized training curriculum geared to each participant’s career goals
  • 8 week paid internship at Purdue University research farm, private farm, or agribusiness
  • Support for disabilities and other challenges often faced by military veterans
  • CLICK HERE for curriculum details

Click below for application and participant expectations

AgVets Application Form (pdf)


Indiana AgVets Partners