Wisconsin partnered with the National AgrAbility Project to exhibit at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, September 29-October 3. This international dairy cattle show provided a great opportunity for exposure and outreach to more than 70,000 dairy farmers from around the world. Wisconsin staff plan to provide contact information from farmers outside Wisconsin to their respective AgrAbility project.
Wisconsin staff attended an assistive technology resource fair hosted by Options for Independent Living in Green Bay on September 23. The show was held at Lambeau Field, a unique venue which brought in a diverse audience, providing outreach and networking to many different disability companies and organizations from around the state.
In August, AgrAbility of Wisconsin co-director Brian Luck took staff to a farm to demonstrate the potential uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's, commonly known as "drones") for farmers with disabilities. AgrAbility of Wisconsin published an informational article on their website: http://agrability.bse.wisc.edu/2015/08/18/a-look-at-uavs-in-agriculture/
Submitted by Hannah Gerbitz