AUGUSTA — Maine AgrAbility and United Farmer Veterans of Maine will host a symposium for military veterans and their partners involved in agriculture, and veterans exploring opportunities in agriculture, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Maine Army National Guard Armory, in Augusta.
“Educate-2-Cultivate” will focus on business development skills and assistive technology designed to support safe and effective farming practices. Veterans will be partnered with business mentors in individualized sessions, examine financial management techniques, and receive training on a variety of relevant assistive technologies.
The event also includes a resource fair, gift bags and door prizes.
The $20 fee includes a locally sourced lunch; registration for veterans is online. Separate registration for nonveterans and fair vendors also is online.
For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Anne Devin, 207.991.2651; email@example.com. Additional information is on the UMaine Extension website.
Maine AgrAbility is a program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Alpha One. Additional support for the event is courtesy of the Maine 4-H Foundation.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a resource for more than 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county.
UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in the state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated, according to UMaine, in a news release.
UMaine Extension also conducts an out-of-school youth educational program through 4-H.
About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service.
UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 62 countries, according to UMaine.
It currently enrolls 11,404 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars.
UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees.
The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction.
For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.