News

New Resource for Farmers Who Hire Workers with Disabilities

Centralmaine.com spotlighted Maine AgrAbility’s new resource, Bulletin #2022: Tips for Farmers Who Hire Individuals with Disabilities. The fact sheet offers guidance throughout the process, including identifying goals and expectations, understanding limitations, safety and health considerations, and developing adaptations for workers for successful outcomes.

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Small Bites – Methods of Communication – Part 1

Authored by Coaches Abby Sadauckas and 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.  Methods of Communication There […]

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Small Bites – Talking About Stress

Small Bites -Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency Authored by Coach Polly Shkya 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 teams.  […]

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The Buzz of Bees

Beekeeping is both a popular hobby and agricultural enterprise. For people just learning about keeping bees or considering it as an agricultural enterprise, Maine AgrAbility recently developed Bulletin #2021, Why Beekeeping in Maine Might Be a Suitable Enterprise for Persons with Disabilities. This provides a brief overview of seasonal beekeeping tasks and chores, equipment needs […]

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Small Bites – Looking Ahead to Fall

Small Bites -Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency Authored by Coach Abby Sadauckas Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm 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.  […]

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AgrAbility News for June 2020

Maine AgrAbility News On June 16, Maine AgrAbility presented the webinar “The Essentials of Accessibility: School and Community Gardens.” This presentation discussed planning for school and community gardens for all users including those of all ages and abilities. The presentation included concepts on making the garden an enjoyable destination and how assistive technology in the […]

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Farm Aid Northeast BIPOC Farmers Relief Fund- Applications open July 20, 2020

Attention: Northeast BIPOC Farmers and Fisherfolks The Northeast BIPOC Farmer Relief Fund is now accepting applications for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) folks living in the Northeast who work in agriculture and have been economically impacted by the COVID crisis. Funded by Farm Aid, this fund will provide $500 relief payments for up […]

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Small Bites – Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency – Leadership

Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency – Leadership Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, 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 families.  Each farm’s leadership team is […]

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Boots-2-Bushels Pivots After Start of Pandemic

Maine AgrAbility’s Boots-2-Bushels program helps Maine veterans transition to a career in agriculture after returning home. Having to adjust the program during the pandemic taught Anne Devin, farmer veteran outreach coordinator for Maine AgrAbility, new lessons about resilience that she hopes to implement in the program going forward. Boots-2-Bushels was originally set up to have […]

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Small Bites – Why Saying “Thank You” Matters

Why Saying “Thank You” Matters Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, 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 families. Over the years I’ve learned how to […]

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