Far Out radio interviews Marine Corps Vet, Buck Adams about his project to provide organic farming training for young veterans.
It is no secret that our returning vets are not being treated well. We are now losing more vets to suicide than we are in combat. The unemployment rate for vets is three times that of the general population. College tuition funds for vets is being cut and the dropout rate for vets that do go to collect is very high, as they are not used to the collegiate system of learning. This can not be tolerated.
Many vets are having a very hard time fitting back into society. After years of high stress and very regimented living, “coming home” has unforeseen problems and challenges. Buck Adams has a constructive approach to help. Having grown up on a ranch and a chicken farm, Buck Adams already had a connection to farming. During Buck’s post-military years, he became interested in sustainability, hydroponics farming, and helping friends start businesses.