Mark Riley, PI for the Nebraska project, presented an overview of AgrAbility at the Agricultural Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Health Course for Rural Health Professionals course held in Omaha, July 9-12. He used background information and Nebraska client stories to give participants a feel for what the project mission is and specific assistance and education the program provides. About 25 students attended and asked questions on how to determine if an individual might be eligible for AgrAbility assistance. They were also interested in how activities are developed in partnership with surrounding states.
Nebraska AgrAbility received a $2000 grant from Farm Credit Services of America through its Working Here Fund program. The money will be used to continue the Temporary Equipment project started in 2012. Funds are designated for temporary ramping for clients with wheelchairs or walkers.
Submitted by Sharry Nielsen