United Farmer Veterans of Maine

(207) 323-1671

P.O. Box 576
Winterport, ME 04496

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Veterans helping vets with a "hand up" not a "hand out".

We are a veterans-based non-profit working for the betterment of ALL veterans in Maine.

 

Maine is home to the most veterans per capita in America.

At United Farmer Veterans of Maine, we work diligently toward fulfilling our mission in helping Maine veterans define a future around small agribusiness success.


We are an organization for veterans who have the drive to farm. At UFVM, we know what it takes to become successful farmers and we offer our decades of knowledge and experience to any veteran wishing to learn about farming.

We love our farms and our veterans here in Maine and welcome your feedback and suggestions.

 
 

About UFVM

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 re-engage in civilian life through farming with on-the-job training.


Our members include veterans and non-veterans, farmers and non-farmers, and other non-profits and businesses that support our 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 participate in Maine events and fairs across the state from Kittery to Fort Kent with booths, sample products, and educational materials to increase awareness of our organization and various programs in agriculture we support and partner with.

Mission

United Farmer Veterans of Maine exists to promote collaboration that advocates, supports and mentors Maine’s military veteran farmers in order to facilitate success in sustainable and secure agriculture throughout our communities in Maine.

Vision

United Farmer Veterans of Maine seeks to proliferate military veteran farmers in Maine to create and maintain sustainable agribusinesses.

Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors are dedicated to UFVM's mission to improve business and farming techniques and practices for our members.

Current Board of Directors:

  • Chris Phillips, President

  • Bob Sousa, Vice President

  • Al "Mac" MacDonald, Secretary

  • Sheila Foley, Treasurer

Programs

Here are some of our fundamental programs as we continue our mission to improve business and farming techniques and practices for our members.

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UFVM periodically holds workshops and on-location demonstrations and training for members and prospective new veteran farmers.

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The MaineGrown by Vets label distinguishes veteran produced products and services that meet or exceed UFVM standards of excellence and quality.