Lancaster Farming publishes article on UMaine Extension’s AgrAbility program

Lancaster Farming published an article on Maine AgrAbility, a non-profit program that supports farmers, fishermen and forest workers with disabilities and helps them continue working. Funded by a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant and run by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the National AgrAbility Project, Maine AgrAbility provides services at no charge to those who need them by connecting them to a network of federal, state and local resources, according to the article. “We are connecting people with the resources that are already out there,” said Ellen Gibson, a farmer who works with Maine AgrAbility. “The first line of defense is working with occupational therapists who know farming. Through assistive technology, different kinds of tools, or changing up the way they do things, we come up with individualized plans for clients.”