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Honoring Bravery this Veterans Day

This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  (Elmer Davis) On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we celebrate the bravery of our Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen – many of whom fought in far-off lands to preserve the […]

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Fishermen and Rotator Cuff Injuries

By Michaela Marden, Masters Occupational Therapist Student, USM Also published by Commercial Fisheries News November 2021 FishAbility: Fishermen and Rotator Cuff Injuries Shoulder and back injuries are commonly reported by fishermen. The movement of a boat on rough seas and inclement weather conditions can increase risk of a traumatic injury, and more specifically to the […]

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AgrAbility News for September 2021

Maine AgrAbility News Maine AgrAbility’s Boots-2-Bushels (B2B) finished the growing season with its last on-farm tour. B2B participants and Maine AgrAbilty staff visited Grace Pond Farm in Thomaston, Maine on September 15th for an in-depth tour of their organic poultry, livestock, and dairy farm. The field day focused on the history and lessons learned by […]

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Maine Agricultural Mediation Program

Because sometimes having a third party present can help a conversation move forward. The Maine Agricultural Mediation Program provides alternative dispute resolution through mediation to farmers, their lenders and others directly affected by the actions of certain USDA agencies, neighbor disputes, and workplace and family disagreements that affect the farm.  Read more here.

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Fishermen and Occupational Therapists

By Brie Weisman, Occupational Therapist Also published by Commercial Fisheries News September 2021 FishAbility: Fishermen and Occupational Therapists FishAbility works with fishermen who have chronic health issues or had an accident or injury, and want to continue working safely and productively. To do this, Occupational Therapists (OTs) on FishAbility staff help identify and address fishermen’s […]

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Choosing the Right Tools

  No matter what your age or ability, make sure your tools are right for the project and they fit your size and strength. Tools will really make the work easier, especially if they’re designed with ergonomics in mind.  An ergonomic tool is one that assists with the work you need to do and at […]

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Maine FishAbility race team to support fishermen’s association

Maine FishAbility, part of the Maine AgrAbility program, will sponsor a team of runners in the 2021 Maine Marathon Run for a Cause virtual relay.  All proceeds will support the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association’s Fishermen Wellness Program, which helps to provide safety equipment and mental health and wellness support for fishermen and fishing families. The […]

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Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture Webinars: Friday, September 24, 2021

AgriSafe is hosting a variety of free, daily webinars during National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 19-25, 2021. Click on the event titles below for more information and to register. Stepping Boldly into Tough Conversations (1:00 pm EDT) Difficult conversations are something that people rarely look forward to. The reality is ignoring a situation and […]

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B2B at Grace Pond Farm

Boots-2-Bushels (B2B) participants and Maine AgrAbilty staff visited Grace Pond Farm in Thomaston, Maine on September 15th for an in-depth tour of their organic poultry, livestock, and dairy farm.       The field day focused on the history and lessons learned by Grace Pond Farm, and how they are adapting procedures, techniques, and infrastructure […]

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Agricultural Fertilizer & Chemical Safety Webinars: Thursday, September 23, 2021

AgriSafe is hosting a variety of free, daily webinars during National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 19-25, 2021. Click on the event titles below for more information and to register. Anhydrous Ammonia Safety for Farmworkers (1:00 pm EDT) Anhydrous ammonia (NH3) is an effective nitrogen crop fertilizer used throughout the Midwest and beyond. Anhydrous ammonia […]

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