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This Partnership Encourages Vets to Become Farmers

December 2, 2013
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This Partnership Encourages Vets to Become Farmers
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And it'll bring some military talent back to their rural roots

The Farmer Veteran Coalition Partnership and the Farm Bureau have teamed up to encourage veterans to become farmers or seek employment in the agriculture industry. The groups released a guide for veterans interested in transitioning into agriculture, and plan to help them find farms they can buy or work for and offer assistance in purchasing farm equipment. 44% of people in the military come from rural areas, even though only 17% of Americans live in rural areas. The FVCP is hoping to return some of that talent to its rural roots.

 

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