Veterans to Farmers Program Helps Our Returning Troops
They serve our country. Only to come home and find that often, there isn't much for them to do now.
An organization out of Denver has a way to help soldiers AND the country for the USA's returning Veterans.
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Many returning soldiers have faced the 'what now' dilemma upon coming back home. A sluggish economy and stiff competition for what jobs are out there, can bring even the stoutest soldier to despair. An organization out of Denver, Veterans to Farmers has developed a program recently to get Veterans on a new road- farming.
Buck Adams, the founder of Veterans to Farmers, believes there's a consistent and growing demand for locally produced food in the Denver area as well as in the US and overseas and that veterans can help fill this need.
To provide American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with pride, education and fulfillment through a permanent source of sustainable income, community and contribution: The family farm
Under the Veterans to Farmers program, veterans who apply and are accepted into the program participate in a nine-month curriculum, approved by the Veterans Administration, that covers not just agriculture production and management but the specialty area of controlled environment (greenhouse) food production. The program includes operational science and technology, small business management and hands-on training, ensuring the veteran has all the skills needed to succeed in working for someone else or in building their own farm.
Horticulture therapy is a recognized form of rehabilitation used for centuries and, coupled with the benefits of providing food to a local community, is a win-win partnership for a veteran.
Sounds like a GREAT idea!! Get more at VeteranToFarmers.org