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The inspirational power of a good idea is constantly amazing.  Consider the case of California organic farmer Michael O’Gorman, who put together two seemly-unrelated trends: the aging of American farmers and the high unemployment among returning military veterans.

What if the vets – often from rural communities themselves – could be mentored by older farmers for a peacetime career in agriculture?  From that idea came the Farmer Veteran Coalition (  Everybody wins.  (Thanks to Joan Bien of AARP Magazine for bringing this to light!)

Prayer of the Farm Workers

Show me the suffering of the most miserable; So I will know my people's plight. Free me to pray for others; For you are present in every person.

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