Educate-2-Cultivate (E2C): Business Development and Assistive Technology Symposium for Military Veterans in Agriculture

Farmer with produceSaturday, 26 October 2019; 0900-1500
Maine Army National Guard Armory, 179 Western Ave., Augusta, Maine

Cost: $20. Locally-sourced lunch included.


The E2C symposium is for military veterans and their partners involved in agriculture, or for those veterans who desire to learn more about safely and successfully running their own business in agriculture.

In the morning, you will be partnered with business mentors from SCORE and the Small Business Development Center for one-on-one sessions to address your own specific knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully manage your farm as a sustainable business. There will also be a financial cash flow workshop to help understand and deliberately plan for profit, with or without VA disability compensation payments. The afternoon will consist of sessions to introduce and receive training on various assistive technologies that can address memory, physical, and organizational limitations.

In addition to workshop sessions, there will be a resource fair featuring organizations that provide services for veterans.

You will not want to miss this great opportunity to connect with other veteran farmers and learn specific business and assistive technology skills to help make you more successful in your farming life!


Hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine AgrAbility program and the United Farmer Veterans of Maine.

For more information or to request reasonable accommodation, contact Anne Devin at or 207.991.2651.