The KY AgrAbility team educated visitors to the National Farm Machinery Show held in Louisville, KY on February 15–18. More than half a million people visit the show each year. Billed as the largest indoor farm machinery exhibition, the show covers everything from lawnmowers to the largest of the commercial farming equipment.
Kentucky AgrAbility, Kentucky State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Human Development Institute will be hosting the annual Assistive Technology Workshop at the Kentucky State University Research Farm in Frankfort June 13-14. The two day event will feature sessions on Driver Rehabilitation, Setting up a Ride N’ Drive course for driver evaluation, Home and Farm Modification, Green House and Raised Bed Accessible Gardening and Recreation along with topics of How to Find Funding, Education, and Family Living. There will be several vendors available during the event and the ride n’ drive will be set up for demonstration along with creating a raised bed garden demonstration. The link to the event can be found at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture web site, http://www.hdi.uky.edu/atworkshop/index.htm.
John Hancock will be at a booth in Indianapolis during the AOTA Conference April 26–29 representing the KY AgrAbility Project. Beth Hunter from Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital and an AgrAbility partner will be presenting at the National Rural Health Association Conference in Colorado on April 17-20. Members of the KY AgrAbility team, John Hancock and Carol Weber, will be presenting sessions at the APSE conference in Arlington, Virginia the end of June and at the RESNA conference in Baltimore, Maryland the first of July. Other in-state meetings are being held monthly to inform and educate the public about the AgrAbility goals.
Submitted by Linda Bokros