Matt Smiley, US Army Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Farmer Veteran Coalition - PBS Food

Matt Smiley, US Army Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Farmer Veteran Coalition

Hear Matt Smiley describe how important farming can be to veterans coming home.

 

Meet Matt Smiley

Matt Smiley ArmyServing as a medic from 2004-2008, Matt deployed to Iraq and participated in humanitarian missions for Hurricane Katrina.

Upon separating from the military, he spent several years as a wildland firefighter before going back to college.

Matt Smiley leaning on truckHe discovered his passion for farming and farms at the University of California’s sustainable agriculture research ranch, and works at Farmer Veteran Coalition to help other veterans find meaningful careers in agriculture.

Matt Smiley Working in Field

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