When consumers search for a locally grown or made item on this website and they see a Homegrown by Heroes logo, they know that the item was produced in Arkansas by an Arkansas Veteran.
In 2015, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture (ADA) adopted the national Homegrown by Heroes branding program that enables farmer veterans to market their local agricultural products by labeling them as veteran-produced. With support from Governor Hutchinson, the ADA launched this program, which is administered by the Farmer Veteran Coalition.
To participate in this free program, farmers must have veteran, active duty, National Guard or Reserve member of the United States Armed Forces status. Veterans that are a part of the program will receive an Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department-approved metal sign for their property that will list them and the property as being a part of the Homegrown by Heroes program. The sign will also list information about their service. Each sign is custom-designed for each participant.
The information provided is supplied by the producer and its listing does not imply any sponsorship or endorsement by the ADA. Members are responsible for the accuracy of their listings. To update member information at any time, contact the program manager.