#18: Turning Veterans into Farmers with Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy from Veterans to Farmers on At The Table Podcast

Veterans to Farmers’ Executive Director Richard Murphy on the importance of veteran-focused programs, why veterans and farming are a natural fit, and why agriculture needs an entrepreneurial approach.

Richard Murphy is a 3rd generation Air Force Veteran. Rich understands the unique benefits the farm can offer his fellow veterans through his own personal experiences. Most days, he can be found running Veterans to Farmers and playing with plants.



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Veterans to Farmers Website

Veterans to Farmers – Programs for Veterans

What is Hydroponics?

What is Aquaponics? 

Veterans and Entrepreneurship Data from the SBA

Veterans Civic Health Index (Summary)

Veterans Civic Health Index (Full Report)

VA Suicide Data Report (full report here)

USDA Agricultural Census Data by Age

USDA Agricultural Census Data (all)

Young and Beginning Farmers Act

Richard Murphy, director of Veterans to Farmers on At The Table Podcast. | Richard Murphy is a 3rd generation Air Force Veteran and the executive director of Veterans to Farmers, a Colorado-based nonprofit that works to turn protectors into providers. Veterans to Farmers trains veterans in agricultural systems, technologies, and business operations through a variety of programs, which you'll hear us talk about later. In this interview, I talk to Rich about the importance of job training and community engagement programs for veterans, why farming and veterans are a natural fit, and Veterans to Farmers' plans for the future. Rich, welcome to the podcast!