Army Veteran Peter Scott was medically retired from the US Army after receiving a 100% unemployable VA rating. Pete served three tours as part of Special Forces and returned with severe PTSD, TBI, and a host of additional wounds, both visible and invisible. Following his retirement, Pete spent a good deal of time focusing on his health, both through in-patient programs and simply taking time off. During this time, Pete found tremendous comfort and satisfaction in farming. He joined DTI’s fellowship program in January 2016 in hopes of finding a way to take his passion for farming and use it to help other veterans in need. Pete launched Fields 4 Valor Farms, a 501c3 dedicated to providing produce to veteran families in need, while enrolled in our program. Pete has produced and donated 1000’s of pounds of produce to military families at Walter Reed Hospital through a partnership with Operation Homefront. In 2019, Pete leased a larger farm which has enabled him to increase production and serve even more military families. Most recently, he was awarded a grant by WWP to support his nonprofit farm’s efforts to address food insecurity in the veteran and military community. In particular, this grant has allowed him to bring on paid staff to optimize Fields 4 Valor’s operations, and he has focused on providing employment opportunities for veterans and military spouses.