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November 2015


Carl & Emily Russell at Russell's Blueberries and Book Barn"We are working harder than we were thirty years ago," says Emily Russell, co-owner of Russell's Blueberries and Book Barn. Carl and Emily Russell have been operating their twenty-four acre blueberry farm in Freeland, Michigan, since they purchased the farm from a retiring couple in 1985. Michigan AgrAbility staff consulted with the Russell family and helped the Russells obtain and install a safe, comfortable seat for the sprayer as well as a new seat with arm rests for the tractor so Carl will be better able to pull himself up on the tractor. Funding was provided through Easter Seals for the project. More information can be found about this project on the Michigan AgrAbility Blog:

Submitted by Deb Chester