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Join the Food Revolution in Ocala: Mt. Citra Farm and 10 CAN partner with help of veterans

Mt. Citra Farm has partnered with nonprofit 10 CAN, Inc. to launch a program, Operation Farm 2 Health, to adopt a mission of transforming Marion County into an agricultural hub for the state with the help of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and veterans returning from deployment. With an opportunity to learn new skills and potential income, the program is giving them a new lease on life. The group works to connect those that would like to pursue farming as a vocation, but do not have access to land of their own, with landowners that would offer their land for agricultural use.

 

The program will help veterans reintegrate back into civilian life and work toward creating a secure local food system, while providing economic development and income opportunities for veterans and residents of Marion County, which was recently ranked number 47 out of 62 counties in Florida for overall health.

 

To help, visit Facebook.com/operationfarm2health.

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