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February 2015

National AgrAbility Project

Registration is open for the 2015 AgrAbility National Training Workshop! Earlybird registration will be open until March 19. Online registration will close on April 10. There will be no onsite registration. Click here for a list of the registration fees. To register for the conference, go to the registration site. You may register online or choose to print a pdf registration form from this site to mail in with your payment. If you have any questions about registration, contact Kylie Hendress at 765-494-6679 or Pam Walker-Stokes at 765-494-9482.

NAP booth at APTA meetingThe National AgrAbility Project and Life Essentials staffed a booth at the 2015 APTA Combined Sections meeting in Indianapolis, IN, February 4-7. This show hosted over 8,800 physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, presenters, and exhibitors. The AgrAbility display featured the new Mahindra tractor with lift, Life Essentials product information, and a variety of information on AgrAbility, including SRAP contact information and an arthritis and agriculture display.

Submitted by Kylie Hendress

Amber Wolfe, Arthritis Foundation national partner, attended the National Farmers Union Women's Conference Jan. 17-21, at Clearwater Beach, FL. She staffed a display table of AgrAbility materials, presented a dinner discussion with all attendees, and handed out folders full of AgrAbility information to all attendees at dinner. Great networking connections were made!

ARTHRITIS/AGRABILITY CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED! A 2nd National Arthritis and Agriculture Conference is being planned in partnership with a regional AgrAbility training presented by Goodwill of the Finger Lakes. This combined conference will hopefully draw in more attendees and will be a dynamic event. It is slated for the end of July-August in Chattanooga, TN. There are still positions available on the planning committee. Contact Amber Wolfe at or JoBeth Rath at for more

Submitted by Amber Wolfe