In celebration of National Farm Safety Week, Esmeralda Mandujano of CalAgrAbility participated in the webinar "Finding Solutions to Farm Safely and Independently with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, California AgrAbility, and Ability Tools," on September 23. She also presented at the #ADA Conference at UC Hastings in San Francisco, CA. CalAgrAbility attended the AgriSafe webinar, "Healthier is Here," on September 24.
Fadi Fathallah, director of CalAgrAbility, presented "Agricultural Ergonomics Research and Outreach in California," at the International Congress on Rural Health and IV International Conference, Ragusa SHWA 2015 in Lodi, Italy, from September 8 - 11. AgrAbility had a strong representation with a handful of AgrAbility representatives presenting and attending the conference.
CalAgrAbility participated in the Binational Health Celebration by attending the following fairs: the Yolo County Binational Health Fair in Woodland, CA, on September 12; the Dia del trabajador agricola Fair in Yuba City, CA, on September 13; and the Celebration on Central in Lodi, CA, on September 27. Families at these events learned about CalAgrAbility services and enjoyed fairs filled with resources and entertainment. Staff took down information for a couple of potential consumers. Binational Health Week is the largest mobilization effort throughout the Americas to improve the health and well-being of the underserved migrant population living in the United States and Canada.
CalAgrAbility staffed booths at the Tools for Living Abilities Expo in Roseville, CA, on September 9 and the Disability AT Resource Fair in Modesto, CA, on September 25. Staff spoke to agency representatives interested in collaborating, encouraging them to pass the word about AgrAbility services in their communities.
Submitted by Esmeralda Mandujano and Cody Thao