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November 2013


Nebraska AgrAbility met with several organizations interested in initiating a state chapter of Farmer Veteran Coalition. Rod Peterson and Sharry Nielsen were part of the group that included Farm Credit Services, Farm Bureau, Farmers Union, Principal Financial, and others. Plans are to meet again in a few months with organizational plans for the coalition.

Arthritis and Agriculture was the theme for the exhibit staffed by Sharry Nielsen at the Franklin County Health Fair. About 150 attended to learn more about healthy living and services available. One exhibit tested grip strength and balance for both young and older folks.

Preventive measures for recognizing and handling chemicals was the topic at the Adams County Safety Day for 4-6 grade students. Sharry Nielsen taught nearly 200 students how chemicals can look very much like the foods we eat, the difference in caution, warning, and danger signs on chemicals, and PPE to use when handling chemicals.

Submitted by Sharry Nielsen