Michigan AgrAbility was promoted during a series of state-wide agricultural safety and health trainings funded by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Consultation, Education, and Training (CET) Division. MIOSHA CET provided grant funds to Michigan State University's Occupational and Environmental Medicine division to provide safety and health training to farm owners, workers, and family members. In addition to the health and safety training, the instructor educated participants about services provided by Michigan AgrAbility. She also explained how the organization may help farmers prevent a secondary injury due to their physical or health related conditions.
Michigan's Clinton County Farm Bureau celebrated a successful membership drive last month, giving the event an unusual twist. Instead of the usual high-fives for a job well done, the group chose to conduct the event as a fund raiser and selected Michigan AgrAbility as a beneficiary. Andy T's Farm Market in St. Johns hosted the occasion where Farm Bureau members and guests were treated to an evening of wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres in the owner's charming farm market and garden center. Surrounded by blooming flowers and local food, participants sampled award winning wines with friends and neighbors. Each guest took home a commemorative Andy T's sampling glass.
Submitted by Deb Chester