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How Can We Find More Organic Farmers? By Recruiting Veterans.

Ayja Bounous

Veterans returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq often find themselves unprepared for the transition from military life to civilian life and struggle with physical and mental challenges. Organizations have sprung up to try and aid these vets, and one in particular, Farmer-Veteran Coalition (FVC), is "killing two birds with one stone" by encouraging and training veterans to become organic farmers, therefore helping veterans assimilate as well as developing the next generation of young farmers.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    With so many organic farmers being in their 60s, this is a great way to engage with veterans. Being around living things is also really healing for them.