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Early Bird Registration Is Open for the Upcoming Educate-2-Cultivate (E2C) Symposium

Saturday, 26 October 2019; 0900-1500 Maine Army National Guard Armory, 179 Western Ave., Augusta, Maine Cost: $20; locally-sourced lunch included. The E2C symposium is for military veterans and their partners involved in agriculture, or for those veterans who desire to learn more about safely and successfully running their own business in agriculture. More information or […]

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Managing Stress on the Farm (3-minute video)

Authored by Coach Leslie Forstadt 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. Stress When you get to […]

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Small Bites – The Eisenhower Box

Authored by 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. When the pigs need new pasture, […]

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AgrAbility News for October 2020

Maine AgrAbility News Boots 2 Bushels (B2B) Program 2020 -Boot Camp for Market gardeners and Farmers. Starting and running a farming program during a global pandemic certainly had its challenges – and rewards! Maine AgrAbility staff were able to pivot from in-person learning to remote learning and were, gratefully, able to have in-person field work. […]

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Maine AgrAbility hosts virtual state fair on social media Oct. 20

Farmington, Maine — Maine AgrAbility will feature success stories and resources for farmers and other agricultural workers in a day-long virtual state fair Oct. 20 on Facebook and Twitter. Maine AgrAbility provides assistance, education and support to agricultural workers with disabilities. Events during the virtual fair will include videos of clients showcasing the breadth of […]

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Small Bites – There’s No “I” in…Team Building with Collaboration on the Farm

Authored by Coaches Polly Shyka and Leslie Forstadt 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. Team Building […]

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Small Bites – Discovering Patterns

Authored by Coaches Polly Shyka and Leslie Forstadt 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. Discovering Patterns […]

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How’s Your Farmer?

By Ellen S. Gibson These days, the farmer who grows the corn and tomatoes you bought at the local farm store is just as likely to be a woman as a man1. Wow! This statistic embodies a major shift in the historically male-dominated field of farming. Recently, Maine AgrAbility released a poster entitled Yoga Stretches […]

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Small Bites – Noticing the Little Things

Authored by Coach 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. Noticing the Little Things “The little things? […]

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AgrAbility News for September 2020

Maine AgrAbility News Although the summer in-person activities have been canceled, working remotely hasn’t slowed Maine AgrAbility down. The summer has flown by and we’ve been busy! We’ve been continuing to work with existing clients and reaching new clients as they navigate available resources and look for recommendations on ways to continue to work successfully […]

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Small Bites – The Benefits of On-Farm Problem Solving

Authored by Coach Abby Sadauckas 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. The Benefits of On-Farm Problem Solving What […]

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