Op-Ed: Merrigan and O’Gorman – Lending a hand to veterans

Op-Ed: Merrigan and O’Gorman – Lending a hand to veterans

Fayetteville Observer, May 25th, 2012
By Kathleen Merrigan and Michael O’Gorman

What would you do with $10,000? For a returning veteran, it could help launch a new career.

Around the country, veterans are returning home from tours of duty and reintegrating into civilian life. Roughly 20 percent of our service members come from rural communities, so we shouldn’t be surprised that some look to farming and ranching as a promising second career.

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