Maine AgrAbility hosted three workshops on Arthritis & Agriculture with Amber Wolfe. New and experienced gardeners, beef growers, and Extension professionals attended. Amber did a great job tailoring her presentations to fit Maine's wide variety of agriculture professionals (and she has now seen a farmer on a bicycle -- an exercise encouraged by the Arthritis Foundation!). Staff also hosted a table at the open field day at Highmoor Farm, a University of Maine Experimental Farm Station. The focus was arthritis awareness, with a survey used to start conversations with farmers and growers.
Maine AgrAbility has been working hard to support the creation of the Maine Farmer Veteran Coalition. Staff recently conducted a workshop for veterans interested in agriculture as a career in part with the Maine Department of Labor, Maine Beginning Farmer Resource Network, Maine Farmer-Veteran Coalition, and Maine AgrAbility.
Maine AgrAbility had a presence at the Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield on July 20. The Maine AgrAbility Project banner was proudly displayed on the John Deere tractor in the parade!
Submitted by Lani Carlson