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Maine AgrAbility, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension project, is dedicated to helping farmers, fishermen, and forest workers work safely and more productively.

  • Maine AgrAbility is designed to assist owners, operators, managers, employees, and family members of farm, fishing or forestry businesses.
  • We offer education for agricultural workers whose lifestyle and business have been impacted by a disability
  • We provide training and education to health care providers, agricultural professionals, emergency response agencies, and other community groups about agricultural workers with disabilities.

Services are provided at no charge.

Maine AgrAbility programming is funded through a grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. We network with many existing resources and help provide connections for agricultural workers and their families.

Maine AgrAbility addresses a wide variety of disabling conditions, including, but not limited to, arthritis, spinal cord injuries/paralysis, back impairments, amputations, brain injury, visual impairments, hearing impairments, disabling diseases, cerebral palsy, respiratory impairments, and head injury

Find out more about Maine AgrAbility HERE!

 

Video credit: Mike Boucher, Sonic Pictures

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Holly, Farmer, Wabi-Sabi Homestead, Whiting ME

Hear Holly’s story of choosing to farm to help with the Post Traumatic Stress she got from being an army nurse. She explains how Maine AgrAbility helped her and her partner diversify their income by starting their food truck, Duende.  

Video credit: Mike Boucher, Sonic Pictures

Find out more about Maine AgrAbility HERE!

Steven, Lobster Fisherman and Captain, Dark Sider, Cutler ME

Hear about Steven’s story of a hunting accident that left him needing to use a wheelchair.  He continues to do what he loves, lobster fishing, and with the help of Maine AgrAbility, he can get around independently in his van that is customized for him.

Video credit: Mike Boucher, Sonic Pictures

Find out more about Maine AgrAbility HERE!

Jesse, Farmer, Tide Mill Organic Farm, Edmunds ME

Hear how Jesse uses strategies suggested by Maine AgrAbility to be an independent and contributing member on his family farm.

Video credit: Mike Boucher, Sonic Pictures

Find out more about Maine AgrAbility HERE!