Penn State students in agricultural fraternities, a sorority and several clubs held a “Penny War” and spaghetti dinner at University Park which raised nearly $1,000 for a Pennsylvania farmer with a disability.
This edition features a story about how Penn State students raised money for a Pennsylvania farmer, entry details about the Bridging Horizons program, need for occupational therapists, and beekeeping.
Learn about upcoming events like the FREE online AgrAbility workshop on February 21 - 23 and Bridging Horizons contest for FFA Chapter. Also the 2017 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is accepting applications. And you won't want to miss the assistive technology spotlight about the 'milk taxi'.
AgrAbility PA had a busy and productive year in 2016! It was filled with meeting new clients, farm assessments, outreach events, and more. The staff, which is comprised of members from Penn State and UCP Central PA, traveled and networked throughout the state spreading the word about how AgrAbility can assist farmers and other agricultural workers with a disability or long-term health condition.
Field Notes highlights upcoming activities, AT spotlight about utility vehicles, and our latest events.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced this week that Purdue University will receive a grant to continue hosting the National AgrAbility Project (NAP). The grant will be in place from 2016 to 2020.
The making of a soldier, airman, sailor, or Marine. When a person enters the armed forces, they are trained and conditioned for what lies ahead. Everyone goes through a basic training program to be successful for graduation. Officers and drill sergeants have the tremendous job of turning a civilian into a qualified military service person.
Meet a dairy farmer from Somerset County, learn about side entrance skid steers, and find out where you will see AgrAbility at upcoming events.
Cathie Dibert served her country as a Specialist E4 in Army military intelligence. Returning to the Claysburg area, she became a registered nurse, and now, a farmer.
It's harvest time. Read about managing stress during this busy time of the year and there is a special AT spotlight about the Powerhorse 300.
AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians Project (AgrAbility PA) joins the National AgrAbility Project, as well as other state and regional AgrAbility projects, to celebrate National AgrAbility Day: Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.
The September 2016 edition of Field Notes is now available. Reminder that National AgrAbility Day is September 19th. Learn about a grain auger with drop points as the AT Spotlight and read about our activities at the 2016 Ag Progress Days.
AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians took part in Penn State's 2016 Ag Progress Days in August at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rocks Spring.
For the past 25 years, the AgrAbility Project has assisted farmers and ranchers remain in production agriculture despite challenges related to a disability or long-term health condition.
AgrAbility Field Notes is now available. In the August edition learn about the Bridging Horizons PA contest for FFA students, hear about the activities at the Rural Health and Safety tent at Ag Progress Days on August 16 - 18 and read the AT Spotlight to learn about the benefits of walk through gates.
New Contest Opportunity for Students in Pennsylvania FFA: Bridging Horizons PA Community Service Contest AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians is launching a new contest open to students involved in Pennsylvania FFA Chapters. The contest is aimed at making a positive impact in communities across the state for farmers or agricultural workers with a disability or long-term health condition.
Learn about spring-loaded automatic gates, upcoming AgrAbility summer activities including Ag Progress Days, and how to stay connected with AgrAbility.
One of the best ways to learn more about the services, resources, and educational opportunities available through AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians is to follow us on social media and meet us at local events.
Fifteen miles south of Bedford, Pa., sits a 100-acre organic fruit and vegetable farm owned by Dawn and Rob Custer called Goodness Grows.
June is Dairy Month so learn about assistive technology for dairy operations. National AgrAbility launches and new website and AgrAbility client advocates with other veterans at the U.S. House Agriculture Committee.