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Small Bites – The Eisenhower Box

Authored by Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm teams. When the pigs need new pasture, […]

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AgrAbility News for October 2020

Maine AgrAbility News Boots 2 Bushels (B2B) Program 2020 -Boot Camp for Market gardeners and Farmers. Starting and running a farming program during a global pandemic certainly had its challenges – and rewards! Maine AgrAbility staff were able to pivot from in-person learning to remote learning and were, gratefully, able to have in-person field work. […]

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Maine AgrAbility hosts virtual state fair on social media Oct. 20

Farmington, Maine — Maine AgrAbility will feature success stories and resources for farmers and other agricultural workers in a day-long virtual state fair Oct. 20 on Facebook and Twitter. Maine AgrAbility provides assistance, education and support to agricultural workers with disabilities. Events during the virtual fair will include videos of clients showcasing the breadth of […]

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Small Bites – There’s No “I” in…Team Building with Collaboration on the Farm

Authored by Coaches Polly Shyka and Leslie Forstadt Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm teams. Team Building […]

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Small Bites – Discovering Patterns

Authored by Coaches Polly Shyka and Leslie Forstadt Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm teams. Discovering Patterns […]

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Small Bites – Noticing the Little Things

Authored by Coach Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farmer well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm families. Noticing the Little Things “The little things? […]

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AgrAbility News for September 2020

Maine AgrAbility News Although the summer in-person activities have been canceled, working remotely hasn’t slowed Maine AgrAbility down. The summer has flown by and we’ve been busy! We’ve been continuing to work with existing clients and reaching new clients as they navigate available resources and look for recommendations on ways to continue to work successfully […]

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Small Bites – The Benefits of On-Farm Problem Solving

Authored by Coach Abby Sadauckas Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farmer well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm families. The Benefits of On-Farm Problem Solving What […]

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Veterans: Tap Into Your Own Skills, Be Your Own Boss

Maine AgrAbility provides veterans with the skills they need to be their own agribusiness bosses. “Veterans are well-suited to working in agriculture for several reasons: work ethic, dedication, perseverance, creativity, and resilience,” says Anne Devin, Maine AgrAbility Farmer Veteran outreach coordinator. Maine AgrAbility’s Boots-2-Bushels 30-week program launched this past January includes classes taught by the […]

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Small Bites – Staying Healthy on the Farm

Authored by Coach Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farmer well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm families. Anu Rangarajan from Cornell’s Small Farms Project […]

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