YieldOrganic celebrates and honors our Veterans on Memorial Day and all year long. Veterans are our backbone and foundation of our safety in the United States, much like the farmer is our backbone and producer of our food source.
“Working with Our Heroes to Create Opportunities in the Organic Industry,” Rodale Institute “is committed to assisting Veterans to start or continue farming and ranching operations in order to strengthen the American economy and provide livelihoods to our returning veterans.” Reports from the Department of Labor, May 2010, show over 20 percent of young veterans are unemployed. “Moreover, recent data show that 45 percent of armed service members are from rural America.” https://www.outreach.usda.gov/veterans.htm
In 2008, The Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAC), was created by the Farm Bill “which coordinates programs and outreaches across USDA for several underserved groups of farmers and ranchers.” Growing organic creates an opportunity for families of Veterans and Reservists to thrive and make a difference. “The agricultural industry is a logical solution to fill the economic gap many Veterans face.” outreach.usda.gov/veterans
YieldOrganic is available to work with Veteran farmers to understand the benefits of growing organic; offering producers an authentic way to eliminate the barriers to producing and marketing Organic/Non-GMO large-scale commodities.
YieldOrganic is by your side as you transition from conventional to Organic/Non-GMO production. All the way from understanding Where Do I Start, to going through Common Concerns That Are Raised, the Lessons we have Learned and openly sharing Our Financials from field years 2014 and 2015. With concise information, the transition isn’t as daunting as you may think.