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December 2011


Oklahoma AgrAbility had a visible presence at the National Training Workshop in Indianapolis as several staff conducted two training sessions: "Linking Community Partners to Improve Services for Agricultural Families" and "Managing an Effective Partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation through a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Process," co-taught with OK Department of Rehabilitation Services partners. Oklahoma also received the award for having the highest number of attendees: six staff, two client families, and thirteen DRS partners.

The OK AgrAbility display shared the program's training and collaboration with Extension educators to promote the Project on the local level and the Arthritis Foundation partners as attending educators became certified instructors in the Arthritis Exercise program. The Oklahoma AgrAbility poster was titled "Impacting Rural Communities through Arthritis Foundation's Life Improvement Series" and exhibited details on AgrAbility programming with Extension Educators.

Seven county Extension educators hosted a booth at the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Convention and Trade Show in Oklahoma City. Two other educators promoted the Project in their counties in presentations to Home and Community Education members covering four counties and at a Tobacco Coalition event. Total educator reach for the month was approximately 900 people.

Submitted by Julie York