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April 2012


Maine AgrAbility staff presented at the farm safety portion of the New Farmer Series for Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties. Staff presented a brief "AgrAbility 101" followed by a discussion and demonstration of stretches farmers can do to avoid injury.

Maine AgrAbility met with their Advisory Council to discuss barriers, opportunities, and ideas in working with and reaching out to veterans. Council members and staff also discussed the Maine Dairy Initiative, which is an effort being developed by Maine AgrAbility staff member Ellen Gibson aimed at finding funding for dairy farmers in Maine to upgrade from stanchion style barns to milking parlors, which are much healthier, both physically and economically!

Submitted by Tina Voigt