Program Targets Women Veterans for Farming Career

By Heather Hubbs, KCRG-TV9

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Women returning from a career in the military are going from the battlefield to the farm field.

The Women, Food and Ag Network (WFAN) aims to put women veterans back to work in agriculture. Women veterans are more likely to be unemployed than their male or civilian counterparts.

WFAN is holding a network event for those interested in learning more about the program Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Cedar Rapids. The program will include information about farming and feature a documentary about a Cedar Rapids veteran who now uses an urban garden to feed others.

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