Indiana AgrAbility/Breaking New Ground Outreach Program, along with the Purdue Agricultural Safety and Health Program, provided three displays for visitors to the Indiana State Fair this year. The display in the Indiana Young Farmer’s Building included a grain bin along with a video showing the dangers of grain entrapment. The FFA Pavilion housed the Breaking New Ground/Indiana AgrAbility display and featured a tractor with a Life Essentials lift, Breaking New Ground publications, Arthritis and Agriculture information, and the Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Program. A new location for an Agrability display this year was the Our Land Pavilion, which featured Purdue University Cooperative Extension programs.
Submitted by Steve Swain
Two presentations were made showcasing the new Spanish arthritis fotonovela at migrant farmworker camps in Northern Indiana by Amber Wolfe (Arthritis Foundation) and Lupe Roland (Transition Resources) on August 11 and 12. The visits consisted of inviting the workers and their families for a free discussion after the work day was finished. Free copies of the fotonovela and other Spanish resources from the Arthritis Foundation were provided as well.
Amber Wolfe hosted an educational resource booth regarding the Arthritis and Agriculture initiative and the Indiana AgrAbility Project at the Southeast Purdue Ag Center Field Day on August 26th in Butlerville, Indiana. Dan Wilson, a member of the Indiana AgrAbility Steering Committee, was a partner in planning the event for nearly 200 farmers from Southeastern Indiana.
Submitted by Amber Wolfe