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April 2016


Small Farms Conf. in Sacramento, CACalAgrAbility attended the Small Farms Conference in Sacramento, CA, March 6-8. The conference featured over 30 vendors and exhibitors and had roughly 200 attendees. Staff members held a table talk titled Ability Solutions: Arthritis, Disability and Aging Farmers in which they and the attendees discussed farming with arthritis, accessibility on farms, and how to create and locate assistive devices and ergonomic tools to help in performing farming tasks.

CalAgrAbility at Andrew Mellon Social Justice InitiativePersonnel attended the Andrew Mellon Social Justice Initiative titled Back-breaking Justice: Women and Farmworkers of Northern CA, Central Valley and Coast at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center at UC Davis on March 11. The conference highlighted the stories of campesinas (women farm workers) who participate in back-breaking work.

Submitted by Cody Thao