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Mission Island Elder Care Conference

Maine AgrAbility is happy to be taking part in the Annual Mission Island Elder Care Conference.  AgrAbility collaborators from Alpha One an Maine Cite will be presenting information about technology for elders and their caregivers. Save Save

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Safety Messages & Signs

Information provided by the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education, written by  Nykole Kafka Vance, MS, CEP, CHES Many safety messages use the words Caution, Warning and Danger. Each sign has a color assigned to it to get your attention. There are universally accepted colors associated with each sign: caution signs are yellow, warning signs […]

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What’s happening with Maine AgrAbility?

On August 22, Maine AgrAbility presented AgrAbility program information to 32 veteran beginning farmers . The farmers were participating in the Armed to Farm training.  The United Farmer Veterans of Maine hosted the week long event. AgrAbility staffed an educational display at Maine Farm Days in Clinton, on August 23-24 at Misty Meadows Farm.  This […]

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Tractor Tire Inflation Safety

After a tragic accident in Cumberland County, PA, we are reminded about the importance of safety precautions when working on equipment. When working on tractor and equipment tires be sure to check for cracks and improper installation before inflating. Be aware of the proper tire pressure and have an accurate tire pressure gauge on hand […]

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What’s happening with Maine AgrAbility?

Maine AgrAbility staffer Ellen Gibson had a booth sharing program literature and resources to networks connections at the Maine Fiber Frolic, a two-day fair specializing in fiber and fiber animals in Windsor, Maine. The display focus was arthritis and hand strength. An OT student helped administer a survey on health issues that was collected and […]

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Maine AgrAbility Builds Vertical Garden in Unity

A trellis-based vertical garden is now part of a display by Maine AgrAbility at the Common Ground fairgrounds to demonstrate accessible structures for gardeners with limited mobility. The vertical garden was built June 17 in a workshop presented by Maine AgrAbility during Farm and Homestead Day at MOFGA. The annual free event offers hands-on workshops […]

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Universal Design on the Farm

Disability is not a special condition of a few; it is ordinary and effects most of us for some parts of our lives. If a design works well for people with disabilities, it works better for everyone. Universal design is a method of designing tools, buildings and environments to be usable by all people to […]

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Monthly Update on Maine AgrAbility

On March 2-4, Maine AgrAbility exhibited at the 3-day Fishermen’s Forum in Rockland, Maine. This event hosts fishermen, gear suppliers, scientists, government and other stakeholders to collaborate on all things fishing: markets, resource status, regulations, the latest in technology, the environment and more. Maine AgrAbility’s – FishAbility program featured Universal design as it applies to […]

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