FARM LIFE NEWS
For Love of The Country
Virginia H. Harris Progressive Farmer Associate Editor
Mon Aug 5, 2013 02:20 PM CDT

Discipline. Hard work. Patriotism. These adjectives could describe many an American farmer. However, there’s a unique group of farmers who exemplify these qualities in the ultimate way. They are our nation’s veterans who, after leaving military service, join the ranks of America’s farmers.

Tyler Albers served for five years in the Marine Corps from 2004 to 2009, completing three tours in Iraq. Today, he’s growing vegetables on 8 acres in northeast Iowa.

“It’s very different from what everyone else is doing in Iowa. I’m surrounded by corn,” Albers laughs.

“I had always bounced around trying to get into farming,” he ...

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