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AgrAbility News for March 2020

  Save the date for the 2020 AgrAbility NTW: November 30 – December 3 in Madison, Wisconsin. The NAP looks forward to seeing you FACE-TO-FACE! The NAP has also published a webpage dedicated to COVID-19 resources related to disability and agriculture at www.agrability.org/covid-19. The AgrAbility webinar “Smart Technology in Agriculture & The Home” has been […]

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Addressing Farming Challenges with Assistive Technology Solutions

By Ellen S. Gibson How We Work with Farmers: An Interview with Kelley Spencer Kelley Spencer is the owner of Maine Assistive Technology Solutions. She provides assistive technology assessments and follow-up services for clients with cognitive and physical health challenges. Assistive technology (AT) is what we call the tools, equipment, apps, and techniques that we […]

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Progressive Agriculture Safety – Daily Learning Drops

Child safety on the farm education for kids during this period of social distancing In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Progressive Agriculture Safety Days remains committed to continuing the mission of education, children and families living on farms, ranches, and rural communities. Spring Safety Days have been canceled, so they have created YouTube videos to […]

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News from Maine AgrAbility Staff

by Ellen S. Gibson Finding a Way Forward in These Uncertain Times As of March 19, 2020, Maine AgrAbility’s work continues from home. I checked in this week with our AgrAbility Veteran Outreach Coordinator Anne Devin. In addition to Anne’s role at Cooperative Extension with Maine AgrAbility, she owns Chase Stream Farm in Monroe, with […]

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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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