Veterans Find a New Home in Agriculture

Trying to find a job can be a scary, tiring process. The process may be even more difficult for veterans. They’ve worked hard serving our country, and now they must come home and attempt to reenter “normal” life. This can be a big struggle.

The “Armed to Farm” training program is hoping to help lessen their struggle. Brought from the National Center for Appropriate Technology and United Farmer Veterans of Maine, the program is bringing agricultural training to the state of Maine. The program is aimed it help veterans and their spouses learn about small-scale farming. It covers many sections of agriculture, including record keeping  and livestock production.

The program is currently accepting applications from veterans who are interested in attending a week-long training session in Bangor, Maine, in August. Applications are due by July 12th.

For more information, go to: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/maine/articles/2017-05-29/program-to-give-maines-veterans-a-chance-to-learn-farming

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