Vets Going Into Farming
With the farm and ranch report, I'm Rick Worthington. Agriculture needs more people that are willing to fill the roles that keep America's food supply safe and secure. Veterans who are returning home and looking to start a new career being told agriculture might be exactly the place to start looking. Thea Delgado's husband is a vet who is now considering farming as a full time occupation as a family.
Learn how to use our resources wisely so that we can just create more. You know, because right now it's just a hobby. And so we would love to be able to actually be self-sustaining so we can eat our own bees, so we can eat their shells and we can not have to have our own milk.
But she knows it's going to take some guidance from somebody who actually knows how to get on that path.
I think that there are resources out there, but we don't know what they are. And so if there are resources for veterans who would love to be able to get tap in on that, well, the Delgado's are not alone.
There are lots of ex-military that are now looking to plant roots in agriculture in a series of online videos through the USDA. AG Secretary himself Sonny Perdue says farming is a good way to go.
The skill sets that these veterans bring from their disciplines in the military are valuable assets there, and we need them in agriculture.
The USDA has a ton of information available for vets looking to get into agriculture. Just had the USDA dot gov.