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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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Resources for Managing Farm Stress

from January 2020 Farm and Food Systems Newsletter Photo courtesy of the USDA The Farm and Food System Newsletter is a monthly publication covering a variety of topics, resources, and events for Maine farmers. There are several programs available to help farmers dealing with high levels of stress and mental health issues. Here is a […]

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Exercise and Physical Activity: Is There a Difference?

By Ellen S. Gibson My neighbor told me, “I don’t need to exercise. I get all the exercise I need working on the farm all day long.” I agree that he gets plenty of physical activity in the course of a workday on the farm. But what would he say if I were to ask, […]

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AgrAbility News for December 2019

Maine AgrAbility News December 2019 Toolbox Spotlight Built to fit category 2 and 3 tractors from 80 to 160 hp, the Rear-Mounted Tipping Transport Box, with detachable tailgate, is designed to allow one to dig, scoop, scrape, level, spread, and/or haul all types of material weighing up to 600 pounds (depending on model).

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Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers

Classes held twice monthly, January 13 – September 20, 2020 Togus VA Medical Center, 1 VA Center, Augusta, Maine Workshop FULL – Registration Closed Learn how to go from seed to salary with this FREE course for military veterans interested in growing and selling their own farm produce. Participants who attend all classes and participate […]

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Agriculture Is Alive and Well in Maine!

By Ellen Gibson But you don’t have to take my word for it. Instead, save the dates for the Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show taking place at the Augusta Civic Center on Tuesday, January 14: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Wednesday, January 15: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 […]

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