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September 2016


AgrAbility of Wisonsin booth at WI State FairEarly in August, Abi Jensen represented AgrAbility of Wisconsin (AAW) while attending the UW-Extension Day at the Wisconsin State Fair. The AgrAbility booth at the fair featured a "Candyland" game with questions about farm safety and general facts about their AgrAbility program. It was a successful day full of family-friendly education and spreading information about AgrAbility.

AgrAbility of WI client in Ellsworth, WIAAW hosted a Neighbor-to-Neighbor meeting at a past client's farm in Ellsworth, WI. This client lost one of his arms in a chopper accident when he was young, but now runs a beef operation with his son and wife. Through the year they run approximately 1,000 beef cows in addition to the crops on their six-farm operation. The family showed the attendees around the farm and the assistive technology they use to keep farming. The technology includes a cattle chute that allows everyone on the farm to stay safe and a Polaris Ranger that has special features, like steering adjustments, to assist with the client's limitation from only having one arm.

Submitted by Abigail Jensen