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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

October 31,2016

It’s all about the training; veterans take to the soil and learn to farm

BY ELISABETH PEREZ-LUNA

Veteran training covers may aspects once military service is over.  But farming?

44 percent of the men and women who enlist come from small towns and rural areas.  It just might be that a career in farming might be the ticket for employment.

The Rodale Institute has partnered with Delaware Valley University to create the Veteran Organic Farming Project.  The to this program is how hands on it is. From a national perspective it is also a way to revitalize farming by attracting younger people into the business.  What makes these farms different?  Think organic farming.  The video explains.