Chicago farmer named 2024 IL Farmer Veteran of the Year


A retired Marine from Chicago has been named the 2024 Illinois Farmer Veteran of the Year by the Farmer Veteran Coalition. 

Steve Archer II and his brother, also a veteran, started the Archer Urban Farm Initiative last year to reclaim their family’s eighth of an acre urban lot. 

Unfortunately, Steve he tells Brownfield…

“PTSD is a real thing, and my brother had a bad day, but we lost my brother in April,” he says.  “He was out there when we were breaking ground.

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