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AgrAbility News for May 2022

Maine News The Boots-2-Bushels class visited King Hill Farm in Penobscot ME on May 2 to learn  about harvest and storage methods. The farm co-owner, and military veteran, Paul Schultz gave an excellent overview of their diversified and organic farm operations. These farms tours are also open to new Maine farmers participating in the Maine […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Design by What You Can Find

AgrAbility Webinar: June 23 at 2:00 p.m. EDT Design by What You Can Find.  Ingenuity is the prize quality of a farmer far from town with a problem that needs to be solved without spending half a day driving to stores and buying materials. Once the problem to be solved is apparent, the process begins […]

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Hearing Impairment and Fishing

by Brie Weisman, Occupational Therapist. Also published by Commercial Fisheries News June 2022 Hollywood often gets things wrong, but when the Academy gave CODA the Oscar for best film, best adapted screenplay, and CODA’s Troy Kostur best-supporting actor, it got it right. Kostur played a deaf Gloucester fisherman, working on his boat alongside his deaf […]

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AgrAbility News for April 2022

Maine News As 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 […]

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Fishermen are Industrial Athletes Too

by Brie Weisman, Occupational Therapist Also published by Commercial Fisheries News May 2022 “Industrial Athlete”, a relatively recent term, refers to workers in physically demanding jobs outside of sports. Being on your feet all day, doing physically demanding work while being exposed to weather, and keeping your balance on a boat requires prowess, strength, and […]

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This is awkward…

Fishermen and aquaculture harvesters spend a lot of time bending, pulling, tugging, and straining, and those movements should be balanced with opportunities for recovery. Taking even just a few minutes to focus on your breathing or stretch your back can help alleviate discomfort and even fend off injury. Work Task: That moment when you are […]

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Loggers and Rotator Cuff Injury 

By Brie Weisman, OTR/L,  with assistance from Michaela Marden, OTR/L  Also published in The Logger’s Voice Spring 2022 Shoulder injuries may not be the first thing that comes to mind when contemplating the dangers faced by loggers, but it only takes a moment to realize why they are commonplace in the industry. Tasks like pitching […]

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