Sep 14 2021
I recently completed my annual Ag Tour of Arkansas which included meetings with ranchers, farmers and other agricultural stakeholders. I enjoyed visiting with veteran farmers including Damon Helton who discovered a passion for farming after his four years of military service. Helton is a member of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Arkansas. With his farm and various business ventures, he is very active in the veteran agriculture community. The Arkansas PBS show "Good Roots" highlighted the tour stop at the Farm at Barefoot Bend in Saline County and how farming helps veterans transitioning to civilian life.