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Military veterans find farming's a good fit

Program’s stints offer them a taste of rural life

By Nathan Owens

This article was published June 18, 2017 at 2:13 a.m.

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Ken Coffey, co-owner of a sheep and goat farm near Prairie Grove, talks about fencing Wednesday to military veterans participating in the Armed to Farm program.

Linda Coffey, a program specialist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology and coowner of a sheep and goat farm near Prairie Grove, shows ...

Ken Coffey talks with participants in the Armed to Farm program about fencing Wednesday at his sheep and goat farm near Prairie Grove.

It all began with a veteran who didn't know how to raise chickens.

Linda Coffey, a program specialist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology and coowner of a sheep and goat farm near Prairie Grove, shows ...

Ken Coffey talks with participants in the Armed to Farm program about fencing Wednesday at his sheep and goat farm near Prairie Grove.

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