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Preston farmer receives grant

Local Preston veteran and business owner Christian Swanson has received a $1,000 grant from Tractor Supply and Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) to support his business, Broad Brook Acres, LLC. The local family farm is owned by Swanson, who had two deployments in Iraq during his service as a Marine.

Broad Brook Acres is a small family farm that raises all animals naturally on pasture or on woodland pastures to provide the healthiest, best quality meats. It is a local source for pasture-raised pork, beef, and chicken. Swanson served in the Marines for nearly eight years.

Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, donated $100,000 to Farmer Veteran Coalition, including awarding $1,000 gift cards to 50 military veterans nationwide to support their agriculture businesses and $50,000 from the Tractor Supply Company Foundation to support additional programming and grants.   

“As the country recently celebrated Independence Day, Tractor Supply is honored to celebrate our service members who work vigorously to defend and protect our freedoms,” said Colin Yankee, Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Tractor Supply and former U.S. Army Captain. “It is our privilege to honor these individuals with these grants so that they may continue to share their unique talents and products with their communities. We thank them, and all of the men and women in the Armed Forces, for their service.”

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