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AgrAbility News for May 2018

A monthly update for AgrAbility project and friends of AgrAbility. Project Director Richard Brzozowski exhibited at the spring Maine OT Association annual conference on April 7. On Saturday, March 30, Ellen Gibson presented AgrAbility resources as part of an employee training at O’Donal’s nursery and greenhouses. She gave a talk titled “How to Lift, How […]

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What’s Happening with Maine AgrAbility?

What a great NTW! Thanks to all who ventured to Maine for the 2018 NTW in Portland, with a huge thank you to the anchors of the planning committee, Tess & JoBeth! During the NTW, five Maine AgrAbility staff members presented three workshops, and along with clients, ME staff participated in two additional panel discussions. […]

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In Harmony with the Land: Ron and Melissa Harwood of Maple Lawn Farm

Maine AgrAbility staff attends various events throughout the year to further its mission to help farmers, members of farm families and farm workers overcome pain, injury or disability so that they can continue to work safely and productively.This article details the agricutlural successes of one Maine farmer with limitations and what we’ve learned from working […]

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Kathy Adams, Maine AgrAbility advisory board member, was a guest on a recent Maine Public Radio program about occupational therapy. She talked about the AgrAbility program in response to an email from Richard Brzozowski, UMaine Extension Food System Program Administrator, which was read on air (about 50 minutes into the program). Read more and listen […]

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What’s happening with Maine AgrAbility?

January 2018 Lani Carlson and Richard Brzozowski are working to develop a relationship between farmers in Franklin County and organizations supporting employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Connections made so far are with the University of Maine at Farmington’s special education and assistive technology department, and with several local programs that support people with cognitive […]

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2018 AgrAbility National Training Workshop, March 19-22, 2018, Portland, Maine

Join us in Portland, Maine on March 19-22, 2018 for the AgrAbility National Training Workshop, the premier training event addressing issues of disability in agriculture. Professionals and consumers from all over the country will participate in four days of plenary sessions, breakouts, tours, networking, and special events. For complete information and to register, visit the 2018 […]

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What’s happening with Maine AgrAbility?

December 2017 Richard Brzozowski shared program information with the Cooperative Extension home horticulture leadership group of Master Gardeners, educators, and home gardeners. He shared resources such as the PAW, a power-assisted wheelbarrow (goo.gl/kPe0GK). Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beginning Farmers Resource Network, with funding from NESARE, presented a day-long workshop about supporting relationships for farm […]

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Cultivating Community receives a nearly $600,000 federal grant to assist Maine farmers

Cultivating Community is the recipient of a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The money will be used for land access, help with product diversification and market access, and to provide training to new Americans, veterans and other small-scale producers. Cultivating Community’s partners on the project are the […]

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