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By ERin Schoenberg
Journalist 

Military veterans: grow with agriculture

 

November 5, 2020

For those who have served in the military, agriculture can be a rewarding next move.

Veterans who have gotten involved with farming after retiring from the military have found possibilities they hadn't previously imagined. Caring for plants, animals and the land can be an antidote to PTSD, an avenue to channel a strong work ethic and skill set and a chance to reach new horizons and connect with new and supportive networks.

But, how does one get started?

Many resources exist for veterans interested in starting a farm or ranch operation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has resources speci...



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