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During COVID-19, AgrAbility Continues to Create Opportunities for Farmer’s Living with Disabilities

AgrAbility wants to ensure no added barriers for farmers with disabilities. Like many organizations that are pivoting due to COVID-19, AgrAbility is currently hosting virtual events and webinars and adding information to their website. “Regardless of COVID-19, our mission will remain the same — enhancing the success of farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers, and their families […]

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Small Bites: Is 2021 your year for farm coaching?

Authored by Coach Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm 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 teams. Read more collected Small Bites. […]

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Small Bites – Welcome the New Year and Learn Something for You

Authored by Coach Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm 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 teams. Learn Something for You As […]

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Small Bites – What’s Important Now?

Authored by Coach Abby Sadauckas Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm 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 teams. What’s Important Now? As the […]

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Remembering Waseca, Minnesota, as a Regional Agriculture Education Hub

Extension has long played a vital role as a provider of unbiased research information. The professionals who staff offices across the Midwest remain the strongest link between the grassroots and land grant institutions. Needs and delivery systems change, but the goal remains the same — to help farmers and their families. Waseca, Minnesota, was — […]

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Wreath-making resources and advice

Wreath-making is a traditional skill in Maine, one that can help generate income during what can be a time of slower cash flow for farmers. University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a variety of publications developed for wreath, garland and centerpiece makers. The bulletins include: “Balsam Fir Tip Harvesting,” which provides information on identification, harvesting […]

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Small Bites: A Tool for Collaboration

Authored by Coach Abby Sadauckas Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm 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 teams. The Four G’s – A […]

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Small Bites: Cross-Training & Farm Efficiency

Authored by Coach Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm 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 teams. How Cross-Training can Benefit the […]

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Maine AgrAbility Program featured in Two Interviews

Anne Devin, the Veteran Outreach Coordinator at Maine AgrAbility, was interviewed about connecting veterans to agriculture through the Maine AgrAbility program.  https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/life/maine-agrability-umaine-provide-resources-for-veterans-with-growing-interest-in-farming/97-82b8512b-8c9a-43ba-a69b-aa7c8b600bca.  Maine AgrAbility is a non-profit collaboration of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Alpha One; Maine AgrAbility is part of a nationwide network of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs begun through the 1990 Farm Bill. The […]

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