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Veteran's Day: USDA pod cast Fridays on the Farm

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Bakersdozen:
In honor of Veteran's Day, here is a story about a veteran who used farming and beekeeping to help overcome PTSD.
https://nrcs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=5be6236885fe41c581f49d8605021e25
The article concludes with USDA programs that are available to soldiers that are returning home and trying to start a new career.

riverbee:
bakersd......
read about this program before, read some of the heartbreaking stories of the participating vets and how farming and keeping bees has helped them with PTSD.

pretty cool

Bakersdozen:
Our local bee club has established a Veteran's scholarship program.  It is pretty much identical to the youth scholarship program we have.  The  Veteran has a mentor, also a Veteran, and receives wooden ware, bees, bee suit, smoker, etc.  In return the club asks that they be an active member of the club for 2 years and give a presentation about the beekeeping journey.  Our veterans have suffered some type of injury or psychological injury.
There is also a program near Manhattan, KS. entitled S.A.V.E.  It's a program for veterans.  The veterans make and sell wooden ware products in addition to other manufactured beekeeping products.  They have a beekeeping program called Golden Prairie Honey.  https://www.goldenprairiehoney.com/  This page tells all about their program. 
I have bought  several of the telescoping lids and I think they will outlast me!

CBT:
We have helped farmstead trainer get bees and equipment. He helps train vets to become self sufficient farming. We were proud.

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