Vets to Farmers

Our returning soldiers need jobs, and our country needs more farmers.  For these two efforts, Michael O’Gorman, who for decades ran organic farms in California’s Salinas Valley, came up with a single solution:  teach veterans to farm.  His Farmer Veteran Coalition matches veterans with farmer mentors all over the United States, distributes information on government aid and gives money and advice to participants.  The program has grown to states and veterans all over the union.

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Sunset Magazine, March, 2014

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