Guide Available for Veteran-to-Farmer Training Resources

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has published a bulletin that highlights training and education resources for military veterans to develop farming skills as they transition back into civilian life: Bulletin #2432, Guide to Veteran-to-Farmer Training Pilot Program Resources in Maine.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, as well as UMaine Extension, created the guide about agricultural, forestry, and other natural resource training programs approved under GI Bill benefits.

Tori Jackson, Extension Associate Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Stephanie Gilbert, Farm Viability and Farmland Protection Specialist, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, co-authored the bulletin, which resulted from 2013 legislation titled “Resolve to Establish a Veteran-to-Farmer Training Pilot Program.”

More information and free downloads are available at UMaine Extension Publications Catalog and by contacting 207.581.3792 or