United Farmer Veterans of Maine is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization formed in 2016 by a core group of Maine farmer veterans to advance the success of their agribusinesses, and to develop a means for helping transitioning veterans reengage in civilian life through farming with on the job training in our Cottage Project program. For qualified vets this program offers a home, a job, and a paycheck on a veteran owned farm, receive mentoring though veteran peer support and gaining skills relative to farming.
Our members include veterans and non-veterans, farmers and non-farmers, other non-profits and businesses that support the organization’s mission.
UFVM coordinates and works with veteran affairs agencies, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, the USDA, SBA, SCORE, Rural Development and other agencies and businesses that offer resources helpful in nurturing veterans transitioning from military to civilian life, and especially in augmenting education, innovation and implementation of farming technologies and practices that result in profitable agribusinesses in Maine.
We are a dynamic, growing organization and welcome you to join us as a member.