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.
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.
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