AgrAbility eNote banner
September 2017

National AgrAbility Project

The AgrAbility National Training Workshop will take place in Portland, Maine, March 19th-22nd, 2018 at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel.
The Planning Committee has been working hard to get things rolling.  The Call for Presentations and Posters has gone out and are due back to Tess by October 16th.  We would love to have you present, or if you know of someone that would be a great presenter, please share the Call for Presentations with them.
There have also been some discussions about tour stops for Thursday, such as an AgrAbility client orchard and agritourism business, a sheep farm that also has a maple sugaring business and a 21st Century Tesseract building heated by solar power, the Gulf of Maine Research center and more.

As you are out and about visiting clients, it isn't too early to consider stopping in at a local business to solicit auction donations and sponsorship dollars.   They may also want to consider being a vendor at the NTW.

As always, your input and feedback are welcome to make NTW 2018 the best yet!
Contact JoBeth or Tess anytime at: - JoBeth Rath - 585.402.2059 and Tess McKeel - - 585.447.9015

Submitted by Tess McKeel

Life Essentials tractor lift at Farm Progress ShowThe National AgrAbility Project collaborated with Illinois AgrAbility Unlimited in the Health and Safety tent at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, August 29-31, 2017.NAP booth at Farm Progress Show Life Essentials also exhibited with a John Deere tractor with a lift, and an Action Trackchair. The NAP display included a NAP popup, AgrAbility publications, AgrAbility SRAP contacts, and safety publications.

Submitted by Steve Swain