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Bangor Daily News: University of Maine to train military veterans in farming

On 23, Nov 2020 | No Comments | In Blog, Future of Ag | By Admin

by The Associated Press November 22, 2020

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine is launching a program to offer training in food production to military veterans and farmers with disabilities.

The program is called “Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers,” the University of Maine Cooperative Extension said. It is slated to begin in January and will focus on training in small-scale farming for market sales, the extension said.

The program will take place online through May 24 and include hands-on fieldwork from May to September. The extension said the program will include training in subjects such as crop planning, safe food handling and pest management.

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