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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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Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture Webinars: Wednesday, September 22, 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. Developing and Implementing a Pilot Agricultural Community Suicide Prevention Program for Farmers and Farm Families (1:00 pm EDT) This presentation describes a pilot community-based […]

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Overall Farmer Health Webinars: Tuesday, September 21, 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. A Look at Stress and Mental Health During COVID-19 and the Impacts on Farmers and Other Sectors (1:00 pm EDT) Hurricane Michael was the […]

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Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety Webinars: Monday, September 20, 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. What’s New in Tractor and Agricultural Vehicle Safety (1:00 pm EDT) Tractors have traditionally been a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries on […]

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AgrAbility News for August 2021

Maine AgrAbility News Maine AgrAbility’s Boots-2-Bushels continued with its monthly in-person workshops in August at Rustic Roots Farm, in Farmington, ME. Farmers Erica and Dave talked about their SARE grant, small tools needed for a mostly no-till farm, how they run their various farm shares.  The hands-on learning continues to be successful.   Our first […]

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Closer Look: Harvest of Hope

By Cheryl Tevis1 Reprinted with permission from the National AgrAbility Project. Mike Koepke was 13 when he began helping his dad on the family farm near Cut Bank, Montana. “My older brother told me he wasn’t coming back after college, so I decided to make agriculture my life,” he says. In 1982 he and his […]

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