University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering free online farm coaching, help with stress management and communication, and problem solving on the farm and within families, according to a news release from the UMaine Extension in Orono.

Farm Coaching: Supporting Relationships for Farm Success features resources for stress reduction, improved communication and family well-being, including weekly “Small Bites” — short articles on practical ideas.

The farm-coaching team includes UMaine Extension human resources specialist Leslie Forstadt and Extension educator Tori Jackson; Polly Shyka, co-owner of Villageside Farm, Freedom; Abby Sadauckas, co-owner of Apple Creek Farm, Bowdoinham; and Karen Groat, executive director, Family and Community Mediation, Scarborough.

The free program is supported by a grant from Northeast Extension Risk Management Education.

For more information, to sign up or request a reasonable accommodation, call 581-3487, email [email protected], or visit