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July 2015


Pennsylvania AgrAbility staff, from both Penn State and United Cerebral Palsy of Central Pennsylvania, met with the Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture and the Director of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to strengthen collaboration and raise awareness.

The team presented an overview of AgrAbility services, challenges, and client success stories, to increase awareness of the services provided through AgrAbility. They highlighted the impact assistive technology can have on a farmer and their family, and the importance of supporting our agricultural workers. UCP shared information about their assistive technology and educational services. One of the key topics was discussing ways to increase services to veterans through programs at the state level.

Both meetings developed into brainstorming sessions on how to involve multiple state agencies to maximize the use of resources, staff, and programs. The AgrAbility team looks forward to strengthening these connections as they work to increase awareness and expand services provided to Pennsylvania farmers.

Submitted by Abbie Spackman