JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Adam Burke knows exactly how much is sacrificed on the front lines. He is reminded every day on his farm.
"All of our guys who have been out here, have served in combat. I served 16 months, but the majority of my guys have done two or three tours," said Burke.
For six months, the veterans there learn how to grow, harvest and sell the crops. And eventually start a farm of their own.
"For every four farmers that are retiring there is only one young farmer taking his place. There is a big gap in America that people don't even know about. And we knew this was our next mission," said Burke.
These veterans are all recovering from things like physical battle wounds to ones you can't see like post-traumatic stress disorder.
But Burke says the only thing growing faster than the plants are the wounded veterans who care for them.
"These guys are still great guys. These guys still have a lot to give back," he said.
"You've got to get up and help yourself. We are still too young to just give up," said veteran Shawn Rankin.
These fields are helping to heal a handful of heroes, one seed at a time. To find out more about Veteran Farms or how you can help, go to http://veteransfarm.org/.