Function with purpose.
Our Community Matters series is a grassroots approach to supporting those who support the nation—the communities that feed America, build America, and protect America. Our newest story highlight is on Active Valor, a non-profit dedicated to giving combat veterans new purpose by connecting them with children of our nation’s fallen heroes.
With hard work, grit, and perseverance, Peter Mustin owns and operates Woodbridge Farm, 24 acres of land in the Chimacum Valley of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Growing up in Philadelphia and spending his youth going in and out of prison, Peter’s vision with his farm is not only to grow food and flowers but to serve as a place for community outreach and education for young people, including troubled youth.
Whatever it takes. This is a deeper look into how American farmers and ranchers out of Montana, a state where more than 60% of the land is used for agriculture and ranching, adapted during a time of crisis and uncertainty to ensure they continued feeding the nation.
We connected with workers Boz Curry, a lease operator for Ranger Energy Services, one of the largest providers of high specification well servicing rigs and ancillary, and Patrick Pilkington and Kayla Utter of Dohn Construction, a general contractor for commercial construction. Despite the importance of the dedicated workers and resources that support so many of the structures and inner workings of our lives, they rarely demand attention. Rather, they reliably construct and transform the foundation of America day after day — with the tensile
of steel and timber.