AgrAbility is included in the new Farm Bill (the Agriculture Act of 2014). See http://agriculture.house.gov/sites/republicans.agriculture.house.gov/
files/pdf/legislation/AgriculturalAct2014.pdf. AgrAbility is listed under SEC. 7216. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM FOR FARMERS WITH DISABILITIES on page 630 of the bill.
Submitted by Paul Jones
Registration is open for the 2014 AgrAbility National Training Workshop. Earlybird registration will be open until March 7; online registration will close on March 28. There will be no onsite registration. Click here for a list of the registration fees. To register for the conference, you may register online or choose to print a PDF registration form from the registration site to mail in with your payment. If you have any questions about registration, contact Kylie Hendress at 765-494-6679 or Kathy Walters at 765-494-2758.
Remember to book your hotel reservations for the 2014 NTW at the Downtown Lexington Hilton before the room block closes on March 7. Reserve your room online at the special conference rate of $95 per night on the AgrAbility NTW reservation site or by phone at 859-231-9000.
Don't forget to submit your proposals in to host the 2015 National Training Workshop. March and April are popular months for conferences so the hotels seem to book up pretty early. Please send them to Kylie Hendress by March 3.
Submitted by Kylie Hendress
NTW Auction and Hospitality Suite. Again this year we will offer a hospitality suite for NTW attendees to enjoy their free time while networking with colleagues. Each State AgrAbility project is asked to bring an item that is representative of their state to share with others. We have had some great snacks in the past!
The live and silent auctions will be held for the 4th year in a row, raising funds for farmer travel stipends for the conference. We have a record number of applicants this year, and your contributions in 2013 helped raise the funds for them to join us. Please bring an auction item that can help us in our mission! Every donated item helps!! For an auction donation form, or for questions regarding the auction or hospitality suite, please contact Amber Wolfe at 317-879-0321 x3 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arthritis & Agriculture booklet continues to be the most widely used resource from AgrAbility- nearly 70,000 copies have been distributed since 2004, and we’re in the process of printing the 90,000th copy! We have recently reviewed and edited that booklet and it is being prepared for printing again. The NAP would like to extend this invitation to you for the chance to pre-order more of these booklets during this reprint time. This is a limited-time offer.
The regular price of this booklet is $0.40 to $0.60 per copy (depending on quantity ordered), plus shipping. However, during this brief 2-week offer, the price being offered is $0.26 per copy (no limit), plus shipping. I am asking you to reply to this email, fax, or call the phone number listed below, to pre-order your Arthritis & Agriculture copies.
The deadline for pre-ordering is Friday, February 21. The price per copy will increase after this date. You do NOT need to submit an order form, just contact Amber Wolfe with the quantity desired, and the address for shipment (as well as the name of the receiving individual if different from the reply).
Submitted by Amber Wolfe