Organization hosts free farmers workshop for veterans in Columbus

Organization hosts free workshop for veterans in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Strength to Achieve Greatness Vets Incorporated conducted free workshops for veterans' farmers and those who want to become farmers on Wednesday.

The theme of the program is STAG Vets Seeds of Prosperity Farming as a Business.

The workshops are sponsored by a grant from USDA-Farm Services Agency.

The president of the Widget Development Trading Company spoke to us about how farming helps soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

"Most Vets are mission oriented. If you give them a new task and also think being outdoors being in the elements dealing with the animals and growing crops just seems to calm them down," said the President of Widget Development Trading Company David Martin

Topics included Farm Program Loans, Farm Storage Loans Crop Insurance, and Live Stock Contracts.

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