This July, the Wisconsin AgrAbility staff had the opportunity to share AAW work with some of the new staff from Farm Again Georgia. After learning about the program and staff along with a few tours around the UW-Madison campus, both staffs traveled to the Arlington Research Station for a tour and information about Wisconsin's crops. AAW and Farm Again Georgia also toured a few dairy farms that worked with the AAW program, showing how Wisconsin farmers continue to push through their limitations. Of course, their visit was topped off with Wisconsin dairy foods, including cheese curds and Babcock ice cream.
The summer Neighbor to Neighbor meeting was held Tuesday, July 21st, at Rick Casey's farm in New Richmond, WI. During the meeting, Rick was able to share his experiences with the accommodations that are being made to his farm with other farmers from the area. Rick hosted the meeting as a recent client of AgrAbility. He had heard about AgrAbility through neighbors and friends, but it wasn't until after his back surgery that he really needed some changes made to the farm. Some of the accommodations made to Rick's farm include a track system for the milking machines, a feed sweeper, and automatic hitches. Rick is still getting used to the track system, but is already noticing a difference. The AgrAbility staff thanks Rick and his family for hosting the summer Neighbor to Neighbor meeting.
Submitted by Hannah Gerbitz