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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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New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference – December 12-14, 2017

New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference and Trade Show Tuesday through Thursday, December 12-14, 2017 Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire The New England Vegetable and Fruit (NEVF) Conference will include more than 30 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special grower topics. Farmer-to-Farmer […]

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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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