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AgrAbility News for November 2019

Anne Devin exhibited Maine AgrAbility program information at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) Farmer to Farmer conference on November 3 and 4 in Rockland with over 100 farmers and service providers in attendance. Lani Carlson exhibited project information at the 2019 Maine State Occupational Therapy fall conference in Orono on November 9, […]

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Upcoming Webinar: “Alternative Financing for Assistive Technology”

Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET Register online Registration deadline is Monday, December 2, 2019. As part of the Assistive Technology Act, the Alternative Financing Programs (AFPs) are poised to assist people with disabilities (and their families) in getting the assistive technology they need. There are 42 AFPs throughout the country that can […]

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AgrAbility News for October 2019

Maine AgrAbility News Maine AgrAbility is pleased to announce that several new videos have been finalized and added to its website resource list. Three videos were developed specifically to illustrate safe techniques and reminders for stretching, harvesting, and lifting. This resource can be used by anyone involved in agricultural tasks. They were produced in coordination […]

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Military Veteran Farmers in Maine on the Radio

Anne Devin, AgrAbility veteran outreach coordinator, and co-owner of Chase Stream Farm was joined by Richard Brzozowski, food system program administrator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, as guests on WERU Community Radio’s “Public Affairs” series. The show, “Common Ground” focused on veterans and farming in Maine.

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AgrAbility News for September 2019

Maine AgrAbility News Maine’s veteran outreach specialist, Anne Devin, had an AgrAbility display table at the Northeast Mechanical Weed Expo in Old Town, Maine, on September 12. The room was filled with many enthusiasts and one special Maine farmer named Eliot Coleman who talked with Anne about the adaptive tools. AgrAbility staff exhibited project information […]

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Free yoga class offered to gardeners, farmers in Falmouth

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a free yoga class for gardeners and farmers 6–7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the University of Maine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Brie Weisman, Maine AgrAbility specialist, OTR/L, and owner of Adapt-Able Living in Rumford, will instruct the class. She’ll demonstrate ways to incorporate yoga […]

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AgrAbility News for August 2019

Maine AgrAbility Project News Maine AgrAbility has been working on producing videos featuring AgrAbility clients. The videos capture a fisherman, a dairy farmer, and a vegetable farmer selling value-added products from a food truck. Each story illustrates the essence of the farmer and their ability to continue to farm. Here’s the teaser short clip: Final […]

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AgrAbility News for July 2019

Maine AgrAbility Project News As a continuation of peer mentoring and career exploration with youth with disabilities, four students from southern Maine worked three mornings a week on local farms in July. AgrAbility staff are in the process of evaluating impacts of this experience for the students. Concurrently, a video was recorded that followed the […]

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