Group links military veterans with ag careers

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KIMT News 3 – When a military veteran returns home, he or she can often have trouble finding work or may desire a career change.  Members of a national group are working to link those veterans with careers in agriculture.

Jason Kerr, with the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Iowa is an Army veteran as well as a farmer.  He says the skill set a veteran learns in the military field is very transferable to the farm field.

“Very disciplined,” Kerr said.  “There are times when the weather’s not perfect – maybe it’s wet or a little cold – and you’ve gotta be out there getting something done.  You just know you’ve got to go out there and get it done.”

Kerr says the group can help the person looking to plant a few crops to take to a farmers market, or start a major livestock operation – and everyone in between.  The best way to contact them is through their website:

http://iowafarmerveteran.org/

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