Some Military Veterans to become farmers. VFW magazine had two articles on it.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
April 28, 2012 9:37am CST
Seems like a good fit to me. They're already getting up at 6AM and working hard all day. My hubbie said it gives them a "new mission" (in article) and they can adhere to the rules of state and fed govs. Many people are loosing the family farm here. This could repatriate the farms so the land doesn't all go to subdivisions. That's what happened to a 100 acre apple orchard here. Many people thought it was no big deal because we have many apple orchards. Mother Nature told them otherwise. As soon as the subdivison was completed and people moved in, it flooded like had never been seen in our area before. People don't realize the tons of water every tree soaks up. Now it floods every year and no one wants to live there. I'm glad some of our farms will be saved. I'm glad many of the Veterans will not have to have the added frustration of trying to find a job when they get home only to not find one. We've had people here looking for work for 3 years and still not back to work. Many have given up. So can you see the parallels between military life and farming? Does this seem like a good idea to you? They're getting assistance to help them. Many were farmers or at least were country people before. Would you be glad that a farm was reclaimed and not another subdivision? What things can you think of that I didn't write above?
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@GreenMoo (11842)
29 Apr 12
It sounds like a very sensible way to preserve farms and create worthwhile work for people. Credit to your local government who are supporting this scheme.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
30 Apr 12
It sounds like a win for everyone to me. I can't believe our Federal Government is actually doing something right for a change. Thanks and take care.
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@GardenGerty (105491)
• United States
2 May 12
I think you never can have too many apple orchards and that hard workers will make a success and be glad of the chance. I like to see family farms rather than corporate farms, and we are in what is classified as a rural area. I also think that people are no longer close enough to nature to realize what the impact of their choices will be, like housing on what was agricultural land. We have an uppity sub division that complains about the smell of the water treatment plant near them, but come on, the treatment plant was already there when they decided to build. I think we do not give the respect and benefits to veterans that we used to.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
2 May 12
Someday, they'll realize, too late, that you can't subdivide every piece of property and still have a dry area to live on. I'd rather see family farm than corporate, too. People who move here from the cities often complain about the maneur smell of the farmers. So don't move next to a farmer, duh!
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@GardenGerty (105491)
• United States
2 May 12
Living near a refinery is worse, believe me. But both smell like money.