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January 2021


Maine AgrAbility is excited to have launched registration for the 2021 Boots to Bushels (B2B) programming. B2B is a nine-month comprehensive, hands-on education and training program that begins with online learning and includes using that knowledge base to grow on a 1/2-acre field and in a high tunnel, starting in the spring.

Twenty veterans and veteran family members have signed up for Boots-2-Bushels 2021, which begins with online classes in January. The majority are beginning farmers with less than three years of farming experience. Staff are excited about the new group of motivated and dedicated veterans, some with disabilities, who are intent on being a part of the food revolution!

Maine AgrAbility is continuing to develop new tools for outreach and education. One project is developing a pain management and assessment tool for farmers to use, and a video to illustrate the concept. Staff are scheduled to present virtual workshops to regional VR offices as part of their 'Lunch-n-Learn' events discussing AgrAbility and employment in production agriculture.

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Submitted by Lani Carlson