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DePoy’s passion fuels research about aging Maine farmers

The unique aspects of Elizabeth (Liz) DePoy’s horse farm, Chapter Three Farm, in Newburgh, Maine are not immediately noticeable. But as eyes adjust to the dark, cool interior of their barn, slight adaptations begin to emerge. Tools have been adapted to tasks different than those for which they are typically used to avoid injury and […]

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Assistive Technology Leads to Success for PA Dairy Farmer

The Pennsylvania AgrAbility Project worked with a dairy farmer to implement changes to assist him in continuing to work successfully.  To read “Modifications Kept Him Milking” by Kendra Martin, check out the Hoard’s Dairyman article. https://hoards.com/article-23268-modifications-kept-him-milking.html

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AgrAbility News for July 2018

National AgrAbility Project News The full Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill, so now the House and Senate will convene a conference committee to reconcile differences between their respective versions of the bill. Both versions currently provide continued authorization for AgrAbility.  Read more news from NAP. What’s Happening with Maine AgrAbility Project Coordinator […]

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Maine AgrAbility on the Radio!

  On Friday July 6, Maine AgrAbility’s Project Director, Richard Brzozowski, Project Coordinator Lani Carlson and Shea Rolnick, owner of Knotty Goat Soapery went to East Orland for a radio interview. CJ Walke invited the group to participate in MOFGA’s monthly radio show on WERU to talk about Maine AgrAbility.   During the hour-long radio […]

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AgrAbility News for June 2018

From the National AgrAbility Program: (submitted by Paul Jones) The Senate Agriculture Committee recently passed its version of the Farm Bill with AgrAbility included. It should be voted on by the full Senate soon. However, there are several other steps before a new Farm Bill becomes law. The House version of the Farm Bill was […]

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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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