NELIGH, Neb. -- Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), America's largest rural lifestyle retailer, continues its support for veteran farmers through a recent partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC).

Tractor Supply and FVC have jointly awarded Gustavo Leigh of Neligh, Nebraska, $1,000 to support his farm, NE-Leigh Farm, LLC.

This grant is part of Tractor Supply's substantial $100,000 contribution to FVC's Fellowship Fund, designed to aid veterans in their early farming endeavors. Leigh is among 50 veterans nationwide who received a $1,000 Tractor Supply gift card, crucial for purchasing farm essentials. Additionally, the Tractor Supply Company Foundation has allocated an extra $50,000 to FVC, further enhancing support through grants and programs.

“Our longstanding support for veterans is rooted in our Mission and Values,” said Marti Skold-Jordan, manager of the Tractor Supply Company Foundation. “Agriculture offers a sense of purpose and opportunity ideally suited for veterans beginning new careers. Through our donation to the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund, Tractor Supply is honored to support these new farmers by providing them with the supplies, equipment and materials that are critical to their success.”

NE-Leigh Farm, managed by Leigh and his wife, is a farm-to-table operation, focusing on chickens, eggs, pigs, turkeys, and cows. Their dedication for regenerative agriculture enhances soil, water, and grass quality while ensuring high-quality, responsibly raised livestock.

The grant will allow NE-Leigh Farm to expand operations significantly, including acquiring hay equipment, enhancing pasture biodiversity, and furthering agricultural education.

Tractor Supply's collaboration with FVC spans six years, during which they have contributed over $550,000 in support to more than 350 farmer veterans nationwide. Jeanette Lombardo, Executive Director of FVC, expressed gratitude for Tractor Supply's ongoing support, underscoring their role in helping farmer veterans establish and expand their agricultural ventures.