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June 2015


4-H youth at "Kids to Campus" event on assistive technologyMaine AgrAbility staff made a variety of presentations this month. Ellen Gibson presented "Farming Forever" to the Hiram Historical Society; Lani Carlson presented a hands-on workshop to 4-H youth at the University of Maine "Kids to Campus" event about assistive technology and agriculture; Richard Brzozowski discussed tractor safety with FFA members at Tractor Driving Evaluation event.

Maine AgrAbility worked in part with other service providers across the state to develop Publication #2432: Guide to Veteran-to-Farmer Training Pilot Program Resources in Maine. In 2013, the Maine State Legislature passed LD 409, a "Resolve to Establish a Veteran-to-Farmer Training Pilot Program," the purpose of which was to capture the richness of opportunities in Maine for veterans to receive comprehensive training and education on careers in agriculture. This fact sheet will serve as a guide to training and education resources to pursue careers in agriculture.

Submitted by Lani Carlson