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December 2015


AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians participated in an assistive technology awareness day hosted by the DuBois district Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) on November 12. AgrAbility staff gave a presentation to OVR staff and a class of physical therapy students about assistive technology for farmers. AgrAbility is also working with DuBois OVR to provide farm modifications to a local dairy farmer.

Abbie Spackmman talking with client at Farm Bureau Health & Safety FairThe Pennsylvania Farm Bureau invited AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians to participate in their 17th annual Health & Safety Fair on November 17. AgrAbility staff provided information about the services AgrAbility can provide and the resources available to farmers who struggle with disabilities. Several past clients and their families stopped by to visit and shared how AgrAbility has made a difference.

Despite setbacks, Ryan Frye is continuing to live his dream of working on his family's dairy farm - started by his grandfather in 1978 - thanks to the assistance of AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians and PA's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). The 28 -year-old native from Blairsville suffered a paralyzing injury after an ATV incident. To read more about Ryan's story, visit the blog:

Congratulations to AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians Project Director, Dr. Connie Baggett, for his recognition on Veteran's Day (Nov. 11) by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The department thanked him for his service to our nation, and acknowledged his commitment to agriculture and education. See: Dr. Connie Baggett honored

Submitted by Abbie Spackman