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Hello BEST-ers,

Veteran unemployment is high throughout the US, especially in rural and
agricultural communities. There are several groups working to bring
veterans and sustainable agriculture together. Veterans, especially those
with disabilities, find it difficult to return to jobs within agriculture. The
USDA includes veterans as a minority now under the Farm Bill. Archi's Acres
in Southern California is one of the main programs supported by the USDA.
The farm offers training programs for veterans where they learn new farming
techniques.

Creating connections between sustainable agriculture and other areas is
important for spreading the idea of sustainability. It's great to see so
many programs that support sustainable agriculture and our US veterans.

Have a great Monday!
Jacquelyn

Resources Available for Veterans in Agricultural Communities
AgriNews
September 10, 2012
http://www.agrinews-pubs.com/articles/farm-family-life/farm-family-life/default.asp?article=906C9A94DFB9D1DE81DDE16B2D2178435A0C11B0A7257EE6