Maine AgrAbility was busy this month with information and displays at several of the ag commodity annual conferences. At the Maine Dairy Seminar, Lani Carlson shared information about arthritis and back health with dairy farmers and farm workers. During the two Fruit and Vegetable School workshops, Lani Carlson shared information about the AgrAbility program and some simple tool modification ideas. The Maine Grazing Conference was in March, where tractor safety and back health were discussed with a variety of types of farmers.
The Northeastern engineering students Maine AgrAbility worked with last fall at a one of its client's farms is moving forward with their Farm Arm design. Their work was featured on the Northeastern University website , as well as in the March Modern Farmer publication, and they presented their work at the NTW this month.
Maine AgrAbility is very proud to be selected by a Maine farmer and Allagash Brewing company to receive an almost $10,000 donation to assist AgrAbility clients. The farmer's amazing story, Spreading Good Cheer - Doles Orchard farmer, Allagash Brewing toast AgrAbility, is featured on the Maine AgrAbility website and will be the focus of an upcoming safety video.
Submitted by Lani Carlson