Leader Sneak Peek: Veteran Spotlight

veterans, veteran's day, happy veteran's day, vets, heroes, american flagVeteran’s Day is about thanking those that have served our country, and even though Veteran’s Day has come and gone, we still have some celebrating to do. The next issue of our Leader magazine will feature a program that educates veterans on organic farming and three different customers that not only help feed our nation, but have served or currently serve in the United States military. Here’s a quick overview of their stories.

Delaware Valley College and Rodale Institute’s Organic Farming Program

The 333-acre farm at Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania allows participants to learn about the latest research in organic farming as it is being developed. Their partnership with Delaware Valley College helps returning veterans take part in an organic farming certificate program, making it easier to pursue higher education.

How the Coast Guard made Barry Groomes the Farmer he is today

While serving in the United States Coast Guard, Barry Groomes also had big plans back on land, making a life with his wife raising two sons and running a horse, cattle and hay operation. Barry says the skills he learned from the Coast Guard and attending over 20 different schools helps him run his farm today and balance a career as a HVAC professional.

Building a Business with Military Precision

Brian Perez, currently an Inspector General in the National Guard, coordinates his time at home and his career with his at-home business growing flowers for Bell Nursery. The family is hoping to build their greenhouse business to help after Brian retires from the National Guard.

How our VA Loan Program Helped a Couple Build their Dream Home

The Bennsky family was looking for their forever home somewhere where they could enjoy their privacy, peace, and quiet. Because of Derek’s service as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, and later the reserves, they were eligible for the VA loan they needed to purchase their 40 acre wooded lot.


Make sure to look for the full stories in your next Leader magazine in the mail or “Like” us on Facebook to get the direct link to the issue online.

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