A note from Co-founder & Program Director
As you explore our website, you will read about some of our veterans experiences and the impact their agricultural employment has had on their lives. We are honored by the trust they have placed in us and humbled by their sacrifices they have made to protect our freedoms. In the words of the person who inspired the creation of our organization, Philip J. Downs, Jr., Captain, United States Marine Corps (R), “Busy hands make for a busy mind”. Our veterans carry heavy hearts, and some have physical limitations, but they have a desire to assimilate back into the civilian world and they deserve the opportunity to be self-sufficient and productive. When a veteran registers for our program, they can be assured that Ranchin’ Vets recognizes that their unique military experience embodies leadership, an unparalleled work ethic and an innovative spirit. I remain inspired by each of them.
We hope that what you learn about Ranchin’ Vets and those we serve, inspires you and in turn empowers you to share our story with your family and friends. Ranchin’ Vets is grateful for your generosity.