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December 2013


Easter Seals Nebraska (ESN) Project Director Angie Howell staffed a booth at the Fillmore County Health Fair, which had 286 registered attendees. Using the NAP video, "It's About Hope" as a drawing point, the exhibit focused on resources and programs available through AgrAbility and ESN to those with disabilities. About 75 people collected brochures or other information.

The Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference was held in Ames, IA, November 19-20. Sharry Nielsen, AgrAbility project director, presented a session on Nebraska AgrAbility and how the state adapts the national priority areas to meet its clients and consumer needs. She distributed marketing brochures and the brochure on the Farmer Daily Stretching Program, as well as offering client stories. NAP director Bill Field presented information from the national perspective and set up a display at the event.

The Temporary AT program continues to help clients with needs for equipment on a short-term basis. In November, Rod Peterson, rural rehabilitation specialist, placed the person lift with a client near Wilbur, NE, who is a bi-lateral amputee. He is working with AgrAbility and VR on his plan, but needed access to his combine for fall harvest. The temporary lift has helped him complete harvest.

Submitted by Sharry Nielsen