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Meet Us

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Jeremiah Peterson

Co-Founder, Board Member and operator of VVF is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, with a degree in Chemistry, and is a small business owner that can't stand to see a man down. A decade ago he started a still running Non-profit that helps veterans returning from war to transition into the college environment, the Veteran Transition Center. The center has been given several awards at the University of MN for their work with student veterans. At the same time Jeremiah also help found Student Veterans of America, a Student Veteran lobbying group that represent all university campus veteran groups, concerned with veteran educational benefits and veterans concerns on campus's nationwide.

 

 

Matt Lovitz

Co-founder, Board member and Treasurer is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran.  Matt holds a degree in Economics and is a former small business owner. Matt hopes to use his business acumen to ensure the farms obligation to its donors are met, to ensure every dollar is invested wisely in supporting our Veterans.y.

 

Arron Othout

Board member, Operation Iraqi freedom veteran, is currently a pork and chicken farmer.

 

Amanda Othout

Board member and Grant writer. Amanda has experience growing up on a Dairy farm in Foley, MN. She now raises her children on her childhood home while she works for the City of Elk River as the Economic Development Director.

Amanda is an active member of the Elk River Rotary, Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, Positively Minnesota Marketing Partnership, and Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM).  She is also involved in the community and facilitates several fundraisers throughout the year to support the Minnesota Military Family Foundation and the Farm Friends Barn project in Becker, and is a mentor for undergraduate students studying Planning and Community Development at St. Cloud State University.