The Veteran’s Farm for Parade Magazine

by Ryan Ketterman on October 13, 2011

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Recently I had the pleasure of photographing the Veteran’s Farm in Jacksonville, Florida. I was assigned to go there and photograph U.S. Army Sgt. Adam Burke. He started the farm in 2009 to give veterans a place where they can work, regain a sense of purpose in life and cope with the effects of combat. It was very encouraging to see what they had going on there. Read the article in Parade Magazine (newspaper insert) on Sunday October 16th, 2011.

The Veteran's Farm in Parade Magazine

The Veteran's Farm in Parade Magazine


U.S. Army Sgt. Adam Burke founded the Veteran's Farm in 2009.


Portrait of a veteran working on the Veteran's Farm

Portrait of a veteran working on the Veteran's Farm


Portrait of a veteran working on the Veteran's Farm

Portrait of a veteran working on the Veteran's Farm


Planting blueberries at the Veteran's Farm

Planting blueberries at the Veteran's Farm


Sgt. Adam Burke and his wife

Sgt. Adam Burke and his wife

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Adam Burke October 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Ryan, how’s it going?

I wanted to talk to you about getting some pictures. They look great. When you have a chance please give me a call.


Adam Burke

Ruby Sugar October 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed this piece in the Parade magazine. Hats off to Adam Burke for taking the initiative to start this worthwhile venture! My 19 year old grandson became a US Marine this year and I am so very proud of him and of all the men and women serving or who have served in the armed services.

Brian Kissinger October 22, 2011 at 8:00 am

Sgt Adam Burke is an inspiration of taking a natural/complementary way of healing. The VA and other medical centers like to push pills and other so-called “cures.” But cures often come in finding our Peace in nature. When we find Peace in nature and treat our bodies better we allow ourselves to heal.

Pax et Amor,
Brian “Brain” Kissinger (new website coming soon!)

Victoria Christina Keith October 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Thank you Adam for what you are doing for your fellow Veterans!!! God Bless you and your family!!! My husband fought in Panama in the 80′s. He is an Army Ranger Green Beret Special Forces. He sustained severe head injuries and now lives with seizure’s but still ride’s a bike to work as a mechanic everyday. We are currently working on a true-story of survival manuscript to bring attention to the plight of the American Veteran. Thanks for your inspiration. Continue to pray for our soldier’s. Hope to meet you someday in person. Jeffery and Victoria Keith from Palm Harbor and Orlando Florida. We are Irish too! Wife Victoria was born in West Berlin Germany in 1963. Dad flew B-17 Bombers in WWII. Thanks!!!

Martha Welshans December 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm

What is your mailing address that I can send a small donation?

Ryan Ketterman December 2, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Hi Martha,

Please contact Adam directly at the Veterans Farm to make a donation.


Robert Brown November 28, 2012 at 7:13 am

Martha, the Veterans Farm mailing address is 7749 normandy blvd #145 jacksonville, Fl 32221. Ryan we wanted to let you know that the 3rd annual “Fight for the Veterans” will be held Jan 26th at the UNF arena. We look forward to having you there again this year.

Ryan Ketterman December 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Thanks for the invite, Robert. I hope to make it again this year. It’s a great event!

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