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Farmers Confront Physical and Emotional Challenges

A growing number of people look to shine light on an issue that often remains hidden. Life as a farmer is stressful. It’s a simple fact. Commodity prices are out of farmers’ control and their product’s quality is dependent on the whims of the weather. For farmers, the work is not just an occupation, but […]

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New Offering: Bulletin #1221, Tips for Aging Farmers

This list of tips was developed to help older farmers and farm workers remain active and productive on the farm with safety and security in mind. Farm family members can also use this list to help support and encourage aging parents, spouses or employees.  Read more. Retail price: $0.50 each Contact person: Richard Brzozowski Publisher: […]

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AgrAbility News for February 2019

Maine AgrAbility Project News Maine AgrAbility exhibited at the three-day Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockland, Maine. This event hosts fishermen, gear suppliers, scientists, government entities, and other stakeholders, to collaborate on all things fishing: markets, resource status, regulations, the latest in technology, the environment, and more. Maine AgrAbility’s exhibit featured bath health with Mr. Lifty […]

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After Combat, A Veteran Finds Solace In Sheep Farming

“The animals help, the animals insulate,” Mickey says. “I can tell my own mood, where I’m going, if I’m getting too dark or if I’m going too south by how the sheep react to me. And I can walk myself back from the cliff.” www.npr.org  

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Ag Adaptions Give Missouri Woman a New Purpose

The upcoming 2019 AgrAbility Harvest newsletter features a story about Carey Portell, the scheduled keynote speaker at the 2019 AgrAbility National Training Workshop (NTW) in Lincoln, NE, on March 25-28. The Against the Odds article (PDF) is written by longtime Successful Farming editor Cheryl Tevis. If you’re interested in hearing Carey tell her story in […]

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AgrAbility News for January 2019

Maine AgrAbility Project News Maine AgrAbility staff and advisory council members shared the three-day schedule to provide coverage at the AgrAbility booth at the Annual Agricultural Trades show in Augusta on January 15, 16, and 17. The exhibit was an “Assistive Technology Demonstration Area” with hands-on demonstration opportunities that included a hydraulic lift table, a […]

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Farming Provides Opportunities for People with Autism

Modern Farmer reports on four agricultural-based programs that provide job opportunities for people with autism in Ohio, Virginia, and Indiana. Farming provides a “terrific skill match” for those with autism, says Jan Pilarski, who, along with her son, founded Green Bridge Growers in Mishawaka, Indiana. “We work with them to develop their potential in all […]

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AgrAbility News for December 2018

December 2018 Maine AgrAbility Project News Maine AgrAbility Specialist Brie Weisman, OT, exhibited project information at the 2018 Maine State Occupational Therapy Fall conference in Fairfield on November 3. This one-day conference is designed to provide education and resources to OT/COTA professionals and students. The following week on November 10, Brie put on her shepherd’s […]

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