AgrAbility News for April 2022

Maine News

view from back of a ferry overlook ocean and harbor in the distanceAs Spring emerges in Maine, staff have been across the state meeting with new and existing clients. What a nice chance to meet people in person again!  One farm visit included a 75-minute ferry ride to an island off the coast of central Maine.

In April 2022, several sessions were offered to engage new audiences, and share program resources. Gardening & Ergonomics by Maine AgrAbility was presented three times to more than 40 people across southern and central Maine. AgrAbility resources were also featured as part of the Franklin County Executive Committee Annual Meeting via Zoom. Project Coordinator Lani Carlson has been working with the Maine Farm & Ranch Stress Assistance Network (MeFRSAN) to assist production agriculture workers in Maine, with a focus on developing small grant opportunities for farmers.

As part of a Driver Evaluation presentation to Vocational Rehabilitation, Ketra Crosson OT discussed the partnership with Maine AgrAbility and how the driver evaluation and an equipment assessment work together.

illustration of stoplight to share warning informationBrie Weisman gave a virtual presentation on Managing Pain on the Farm as part of the Saginaw Valley State University SOTA conference. This session was also presented at the NTW, and we encourage other SRAPs to use this Pain Tool with their clients and provide feedback on its use.


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Toolbox Spotlight

hand holding drill operated hand device to tighten fences

Designed for high-tensile inline fence wire splicing or post terminations, a Drill-Powered High-Tensile Wire Twisting Tool allows workers with hand or strength impairments to securely join and wrap overlapping fence wires together with professional-looking results. The geared device attaches to a 3/8-inch cordless drill.