Monday, March 30, 2015

Ranches for Sale in Oregon Offer More than Just the Obvious Rewards

A ranch between Redmond and Bend is scheduled to open by the end of summer, raising cattle and growing various produce. However, it also serves a tertiary purpose: healing for veterans. The Central Oregon Veterans Ranch is currently raising $50,000 to cover the purchase of the land and startup costs. If it pushes through, veterans from different generations will have a place to get their minds off their post-war ordeals. The ranch will also double as a retirement home, earning from the fruits of its labor and donating the excess. Veterans face an assortment of challenges after their tour of duty from a conflict zone. Trauma aside, some find reintegration into modern society difficult, especially in employment. According to the Department of Agriculture (USDA), nearly half of enlisted personnel came from rural areas of the U.S. Retiring without a normal civilian job could cause them intense emotional and psychological pressure.


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