University of Maine’s Program Trains Veterans on Food Production

wheat-8762_960_720Through the University of Maine’s new program, military veterans and their families as well as farmers with disabilities can receive food production training, according to Bangor Daily News.

The program, Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers, offers “safe food handling, pest management and crop planning” training, the Bangor Daily News reported.

Participants complete the program online from January through May 24. Afterwards, there will be hands-on fieldwork for four months.