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April 2016


AgrAbility PA Advisory Board meetingThe AgrAbility PA Advisory Board held an annual meeting in State College, PA., on March 17. The board met to review the project scope, responsibilities, and overall efforts of the grant-based program. The advisory board consists of experts and specialists from state agencies, organizations, and nonprofits throughout Pennsylvania, as well as therapists, agriculturalists, and AgrAbility PA clients. (Pictured)

Project highlights presented and discussed included outreach at events, efforts in marketing and use of social media, updates on former and current clients, overview of the year ahead, and new initiatives. A new initiative was presented called Bridging Horizons- a contest for high school students involved with FFA. Read more about this meeting on AgrAbility PA's WordPress blog.

AgrAbility PA Project Assistant Abbie Spackman met with a group of dairy farm women to discuss the challenges women face in agriculture. The focus group plans to meet every other month to share ideas, information and encouragement. The group was started by the Penn State Extension dairy team and there are plans to start several groups across the state.

Submitted by Abbie Spackman