The Farmer-Veteran Coalition helps train returning soldiers to be the next generation of farmers.
FVC executive director and organic farmer Michael O’Gorman says there is an agricultural niche that returning veterans seem to be uniquely able to fill. On the one hand, there is a shortage of young farmers in rural America; on the other hand, the support system and demand for locally grown and organic food are burgeoning. “The incredible sense of hard work, self-sacrifice, and service developed in the military is perfectly suited and immediately transferable to farming. And there have never been so many opportunities for new farmers,” O’Gorman says.
This looks like a good program to check out. (ignore silly talk in the original article about soldiers “thinking outside the box”)
I checked some of the farms in the coalition and almost everyone looks like us. White people are excellent farmers.