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Does Arthritis Grow on Your Farm?

by Ellen S. Gibson Caitlin’s Story: A Maine AgrAbility Case Study This is one of the ways Maine AgrAbility assists our clients. And we continue to be there when their needs change over time. Do you have arthritis? It can be as pervasive as Quackgrass. Did you know arthritis is the leading form of disability […]

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A Maine AgrAbility Case study

by Ellen S. Gibson Shea’s Story: A Maine AgrAbility Case Study This is one of the ways Maine AgrAbility assists our clients. And we continue to be there when their needs change over time. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Office of Disability Employment Policy within the U.S. Department of Labor states, “Held […]

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Managing Stress on the Farm (3-minute video)

Authored by Coach Leslie Forstadt Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm teams. Stress When you get to […]

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Small Bites – The Eisenhower Box

Authored by Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm teams. When the pigs need new pasture, […]

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AgrAbility News for October 2020

Maine AgrAbility News Boots 2 Bushels (B2B) Program 2020 -Boot Camp for Market gardeners and Farmers. Starting and running a farming program during a global pandemic certainly had its challenges – and rewards! Maine AgrAbility staff were able to pivot from in-person learning to remote learning and were, gratefully, able to have in-person field work. […]

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Maine AgrAbility hosts virtual state fair on social media Oct. 20

Farmington, Maine — Maine AgrAbility will feature success stories and resources for farmers and other agricultural workers in a day-long virtual state fair Oct. 20 on Facebook and Twitter. Maine AgrAbility provides assistance, education and support to agricultural workers with disabilities. Events during the virtual fair will include videos of clients showcasing the breadth of […]

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Small Bites – There’s No “I” in…Team Building with Collaboration on the Farm

Authored by Coaches Polly Shyka and Leslie Forstadt Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm teams. Team Building […]

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Small Bites – Discovering Patterns

Authored by Coaches Polly Shyka and Leslie Forstadt Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm teams. Discovering Patterns […]

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How’s Your Farmer?

By Ellen S. Gibson These days, the farmer who grows the corn and tomatoes you bought at the local farm store is just as likely to be a woman as a man1. Wow! This statistic embodies a major shift in the historically male-dominated field of farming. Recently, Maine AgrAbility released a poster entitled Yoga Stretches […]

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Small Bites – Noticing the Little Things

Authored by Coach Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farmer well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm families. Noticing the Little Things “The little things? […]

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