MONMOUTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Crop Insurance and Risk Management program has announced a new webinar, “Crop Insurance 101 for Beginning Farmers who are Military Veterans.”

The webinar introduces crop insurance as a risk management tool, how to navigate options and new incentives for beginning farmers. The program aims to educate farmers about crop protection options and provide risk assessment and business management skills to help improve farm profitability and reduce risk, according to a news release from the extension.

To view the webinar, visit or, for more information, contact Erin Roche, UMaine Extension program manager, at 949-2490.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

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