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Total loan: $10,000

Vicki

Spokane, WA, United States / Agriculture

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A loan helped start a 2-acre learning farm for our post 9-11 Veterans interested in farming.


Vicki's story

Thank you for this opportunity to share with you our Vets on the Farm program. I’m Vicki Carter, Director of the Spokane Conservation District and Vets on the Farm. I am not a Veteran. But I do come from a very large military family and currently have seven of my immediate family members serving. Many other family members have served and retired or separated from service. My son is currently in North Iraq, in his third deployment since 2010. So, I have a very real passion and desire to serve our Veteran community. Couple this with my position as the Director of the Spokane Conservation District where I have worked with the farming community for the last 25 years and you can see the beautiful convergence of my two favorite groups of people – Veterans and Farmers! About 3 years ago, I attended a film screening of the documentary, GROUND OPERATIONS FROM BATTLEFIELDS TO FARMFIELDS. It was then and there that I say I was CALLED TO ACTION.