Farm Again/AgrAbility in Georgia conducted a training session entitled "Rehabilitating Farmers and Ranchers with Disabilities" on May 18-19, in Tifton, GA. Attendees included occupational and physical therapists. The training session was conducted in cooperation with its nonprofit partner, the Shepherd Center.One full day of classroom activities was held with role-playing and a session on analyzing functional outcomes for farmers with disabilities. A mini AT Expo was also conducted. During the second day, participants were taken on tours of three local farms to see the conditions that face farmers daily and to discuss these issues with farmers. See attached pictures of the training session and farm tours.
Staff attended and assisted with a grand opening ceremony of Stag Vets, Inc. Stag Vets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing the best care and treatment plan for veterans who are homeless, in need, or suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Stag Vets carries out its mission by using agriculture and food starting at the farm level (Comfort Farms) to train veterans in growing, processing, and preparing food. Stag Vets President Jon Jackson is one of AgrAbility in Georgia's clients. See attached picture of the grand opening event held on May 7in Milledgeville, GA.
Submitted by Rebecca Brightwell