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April 2015


"Chili and Change," an AgrAbility Awareness event featuring Dave Goeller speaking on succession in farming, was held March 2nd. Goeller is an Agriculture Economist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with over 30 years of experience teaching rural families to look beyond the daily tasks on the farm and ranch to focus on their plan for the next generation. Del Ficke and Kerri Hoffschneider facilitated the event, while Rod Peterson, rural rehab specialist, presented information about AgrAbility.

Rural Rehabilitation Specialist Emily Freudenburg staffed a booth at the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association (NOTA) Conference in Omaha, presenting Nebraska AgrAbility to occupational therapists, OTAs, and students. Over forty-five people received information about the project and the upcoming OT/PT conference scheduled in April. Many students were interested in the project for upcoming fieldwork sites. Emily also networked with other vendors about AgrAbility and the potential for referring clients.

Submitted by Sharry Nielsen