News & Events

In Harmony with the Land: Ron and Melissa Harwood of Maple Lawn Farm

Maine AgrAbility staff attends various events throughout the year to further its mission to help farmers, members of farm families and farm workers overcome pain, injury or disability so that they can continue to work safely and productively.This article details the agricutlural successes of one Maine farmer with limitations and what we’ve learned from working […]

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Kathy Adams, Maine AgrAbility advisory board member, was a guest on a recent Maine Public Radio program about occupational therapy. She talked about the AgrAbility program in response to an email from Richard Brzozowski, UMaine Extension Food System Program Administrator, which was read on air (about 50 minutes into the program). Read more and listen […]

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What’s happening with Maine AgrAbility?

January 2018 Lani Carlson and Richard Brzozowski are working to develop a relationship between farmers in Franklin County and organizations supporting employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Connections made so far are with the University of Maine at Farmington’s special education and assistive technology department, and with several local programs that support people with cognitive […]

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2018 AgrAbility National Training Workshop, March 19-22, 2018, Portland, Maine

Join us in Portland, Maine on March 19-22, 2018 for the AgrAbility National Training Workshop, the premier training event addressing issues of disability in agriculture. Professionals and consumers from all over the country will participate in four days of plenary sessions, breakouts, tours, networking, and special events. For complete information and to register, visit the 2018 […]

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What’s happening with Maine AgrAbility?

December 2017 Richard Brzozowski shared program information with the Cooperative Extension home horticulture leadership group of Master Gardeners, educators, and home gardeners. He shared resources such as the PAW, a power-assisted wheelbarrow (goo.gl/kPe0GK). Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beginning Farmers Resource Network, with funding from NESARE, presented a day-long workshop about supporting relationships for farm […]

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Cultivating Community receives a nearly $600,000 federal grant to assist Maine farmers

Cultivating Community is the recipient of a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The money will be used for land access, help with product diversification and market access, and to provide training to new Americans, veterans and other small-scale producers. Cultivating Community’s partners on the project are the […]

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New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference – December 12-14, 2017

New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference and Trade Show Tuesday through Thursday, December 12-14, 2017 Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire The New England Vegetable and Fruit (NEVF) Conference will include more than 30 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special grower topics. Farmer-to-Farmer […]

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Mission Island Elder Care Conference

Maine AgrAbility is happy to be taking part in the Annual Mission Island Elder Care Conference.  AgrAbility collaborators from Alpha One an Maine Cite will be presenting information about technology for elders and their caregivers. Save Save

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