Mission, Purpose, & Therapy From Farming: The Business of Farming

Researched by C. Orlowski & R. MacDougall. Written by R. MacDougall Though the activities of farming can be therapeutic, an operating farm is a business.  Like with other businesses, farming requires know-how and experience. It requires developing or accessing infrastructure, production, and marketing. It requires business planning. The Internal Revenue…...

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Mission, Purpose & Therapy From Farming: Farm Education & Training

Researched by C. Orlowski & R. MacDougall. Written by R. MacDougall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says Veterans bring a wide range of experiences and a strong work ethic to farming. In 2016 AgCareers.com asked agricultural employers about challenges faced when hiring Veterans. When there were challenges, the reason…...

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Cold Exposure as Combat Injury

Image Credit: Media Drum World Researched & written by Know A Vet? July 27, 2022, marks the 69th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Day. This war was fought from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. Active fighting stopped in 1953 but Congress extended the war period to January…...

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Mission, Purpose & Therapy from Farming

Researched by C. Orlowski & R. MacDougall. Written by R. MacDougall. Do you know that Veterans make good farmers? And that farming can be good for Veterans? Why Veterans make good farmers Arcadia Farm says “years of service have honed their [Veterans] ability to lead; to work independently or as…...

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New Number for the Veterans Crisis Line

There’s a new, easy-to-remember way to reach the Veterans Crisis Line—Dial 988 then Press 1. On July 16th, 2022, the United States introduced ‘988’ as a three-digit phone number for 24/7 crisis care. The 988 number links to the Veterans Crisis Line through dialing 988 then pressing 1. Veterans, service…...

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PTSD Myths and Realities

Researched by Deborah Spivak & Ruth MacDougall. Written by Ruth MacDougall. Myths connected with PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) can be harmful to those who have it. Myths may prevent PTSD sufferers from seeking help, cause misunderstanding and resentment, and raise fears of being seen as unstable or dangerous. Here…...

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Free Skills Training for Veterans

Researched by Surekha Karudapuram. Written by Ruth MacDougall. Whether unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career change, it’s helpful to know that some organizations offer free skills training to Veterans. Such organizations respect the service and sacrifices made by Veterans, and the traits that make Veterans great additions to civilian work…...

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When the Cupboard is Bare

Estimates show that almost 25% of Veterans living in the United States experience food insecurity. (Cohen et al., 2020) MAZON reports that: More than 1 in 4 female Veterans 67% of student Veterans 27% of Iraq and Afghanistan war Veterans struggle with food insecurity. Food insecurity is when there is…...

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Homelessness: Is There Help?

Researched by Shannon Wahler, Surekha Karudapuram, & Ruth MacDougall. Written by Ruth MacDougall. In This Article: – VA Help – Community Help – VA Employment Programs Helping Combat Homelessness The National Alliance to End Homelessness says no two people experience homelessness the same way, yet, they all have in common…...

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