Join the Mission
Ground Operations is a documentary film and social action campaign that champions the growing network of combat veterans who are transitioning into careers as sustainable farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers. Let’s help them get started and build their resources, so that veterans can create healthy new lives for themselves and delicious food security for communities across America. Ground Operations screening events feature farm-fresh food, the film, farmer-veteran speakers and a robust conversation about local food and farming.
“This is absolutely brilliant. An ‘aha’ moment for sure.” - Jayne
“Finally, something really POSITIVE!!!! - Brad
“Awesome video! As the wife of a 3rd generation farmer, I applaud veterans’ choices to enter into farming. The USA needs farmers!!!” - Gina
“From PTSD to a healthy life! Bravo.” -Robb
“There’s nothing like the healing atmosphere of being in the outdoors, working steadily, improving one’s little patch of earth, providing healthful products in a poison-free environment, and interacting with happy customers. Your video puts it all together in a neat and inspirational package.” - Bob, Vietnam combat vet
Resources for Veterans
There are valuable resources for veterans interested in sustainable farming, ranching, and artisan food production, to support them whether they are just beginning or already a seasoned pro. Programs are available specifically to support veterans accessing training, financing, business development, job placement and education.
If you are a veteran interested in farming, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can support you in your mission!
Homegrown by Heroes is a new label for produce and food products from veteran-run farms and companies, issued by the Farmer Veteran Coalition. If you are a veteran and a farmer, rancher, or artisan food producer, apply for the Homegrown by Heroes label today!
Host a Screening
Share the vision! Let us help you create an exciting and memorable screening event for your community, introducing local farmer veterans, enjoying good food, an engaging film and an audience call to action. We have a format which you can customize to suit your style and intention. These events are perfect for fundraisers, parties, and community gatherings.
Download the Screening Events Guide (.pdf) to learn more.
License the Film
Licensing of the film is available for educational institutions, veteran and agricultural organizations, and community groups.
Download the License Info Sheet (.pdf) to learn more