Farming in Maine is fast becoming a popular profession for a new crop of young college graduates.  Unity College’s fast growing sustainable agriculture major is equipping students with the tools they need to flourish as farmers.

Kelsey Schrey, who graduated in May of 2013 with a double major in Agriculture, Food and Sustainability / Environmental Writing, is prominently featured in a Bangor Daily News article about young farmers in Maine.  She is the first subject in the video attached to the story, with photographs of her at work featured alongside the text.

The position she currently holds that is featured in the story is one she had pursued as an intern during the summer of 2012.

The story is available online here.

In addition, there is a profile of Kelsey on the Unity College Sustainability Monitor.

In recent years Unity College has gained national attention for a variety of achievements including: its focus on sustainability science, the leading-edge of 21st century ecological problem solving and the vanguard in the fight for the mitigation of global climate change; its ground-breaking “green” innovations such as the award-winning TerraHaus, the first student residence on a college or university campus built to the Passive House standard, the most energy efficient building standard in the world; and for being the first college in the United States to divest from investments in fossil fuels, igniting a growing national movement in higher education.

Unity College is a private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.

(Image: Bangor Daily News)

Monday, August 26, 2013