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UMaine Extension offering social media support for farmers

(Photo by Will Wright)

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting a seven-week series of tips for farm resiliency on social media beginning Sept.13.

Each post on the UMaine Extension Facebook page will feature a new entry from the weekly "Small Bites" series, offering short articles with practical tips for stress reduction, communication and farm team and family well-being. The series ends Oct. 25 with a new video on managing farm stress.

The farm coaching program with UMaine Extension and industry experts is offered free of charge and supported by a grant from Northeast Extension Risk Management Education. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.581.3487;

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