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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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More Cooking with Kids: Crackers

By Ellen S. Gibson I like to cook, and I like to know what’s in my food, so I end up making most of what I eat. I hadn’t ever considered making crackers until my sister-in-law brought them for lunch. I couldn’t stop eating them, they were so good. The recipe is from the Lewiston […]

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What’s for Supper?

By Ellen S. Gibson Stuck at home? Kids driving you crazy? With a working stove and a few staples in the pantry, you can keep everyone busy and happy in the kitchen. Over the years I’ve found, starting with my own children, that kids love to cook. It’s messy, they can use their hands, and […]

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Maine AgrAbility Helps Put Bill Hayes Back on His Feet

By Ellen S. Gibson It’s a warm day in March when I met Bill Hayes and his wife, Carol, on their organic farm in Plymouth, 24 miles east of Bangor. He was chopping a ditch through the ice on their driveway to channel the melting water. “You’d never know he doesn’t have any feet,” quipped […]

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AgrAbility News for February 2020

AgrAbility National Training Workshop – New Dates Set! While it was a difficult decision, in response to the issues surrounding COVID-19 and requests to not gather in large groups, the AgrAbility NTW scheduled to begin on March 23rd was postponed. The great news is that we were able to secure space at the same location […]

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COVID-19 and the 211 Resource

The COVID-19 situation in the United States brings with it many questions and concerns. The CDC and local health organizations are the places to go for medical advice and assistance. However, with schools closing, businesses requiring work from home, senior groups being unable to meet, and other complications, many people experience feelings of stress, anxiety, […]

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Score and Farm Credit East offer a Farm Business Management Forum

Waterville, ME on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 SCORE Maine, in collaboration with Farm Credit East, is pleased to offer a Farm Business Management Forum. This forum is a series of educational sessions on farm business management.  This free forum is for in-business Maine farmers to enhance their business management skills.   For more information and registration visit […]

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AgrAbility News for January 2020

Maine AgrAbility News NEW! The Maine AgrAbility Blog: Gotta Lotta Livin’ To Do!  A blog series that deals with issues surrounding aging, farming, and quality of life. We’ll be adding new blog posts twice a month. Check it out! Maine AgrAbility project director Richard Brzozowski recently finalized the following University of Maine Cooperative Extension publications […]

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AgrAbility PA success story: Veteran Grows a Farming Career

Sharing stories from AgrAbility Projects across the U.S. AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians.  www.AgrAbilityPA.org Cathie Dibert served her country in the Army. Returning to civilian life, she became a registered nurse, and now, a farmer. With resources and support from the Farmer Veteran Coalition, NRCS, AgrAbility PA and the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Cathie is a […]

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