Veterans Have What It Takes To Farm

Roland's Lexington Farmers Market Sign

Roland's Lexington Farmers Market Sign

Farming takes everything a person has - strength, resolve, patience, brilliance, street smarts, survival instincts, courage -- and that's before we get to essentials like capital, land, and equipment. So I stood up and saluted when I read this piece today in the New York Times: Helping Soldiers Trade Their Swords for Plows.

People who survive tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have all the requirements in my first list, and more. I'd like to see this kind of hands-on, practical training in Kentucky.

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