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September 2014


Indiana AgrAbility/Breaking New Ground staff, with the help of many NAP staff and volunteers, hosted the Indiana AgrAbility display during the 17-day-long Indiana State Fair. The display was located in the FFA Pavilion and included information about AgrAbility, arthritis and agriculture, back ailments, veteran resources, and a John Deere tractor with both seat and platform lifts from Life Essentials. Among those who helped out were members of the Purdue staff, subcontractors Linda Tarr and Amber Wolfe, and consultant Carl Jenkins.

Indiana AgrAbility/Breaking New Ground attended the Battlemind to Home V Symposium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event addressed the needs and services available to veterans. Steve Swain, rural rehabilitation specialist, staffed a display with materials about AgrAbility and programs and services available to veterans. This was an unopposed time for the over 300 attendees to interact with exhibitors. Response was very positive and should show results in the future.

Submitted by Steve Swain