The Farmer Veteran Coalition of Iowa will host its first annual conference from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Easter Seals Iowa, 401 N.E. 66th Ave. in Des Moines. The conference will feature expert agriculture attorneys, accountants, agribusiness professionals, educators, U.S.Department of Agriculture personnel and other veteran service providers as well as a keynote address from Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. Veterans who are farmers, entering farming or planning a return to farming and professionals who work with them are encouraged to attend. Registration is free, but seating is limited; learn more at