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November 2017


Veterans learning about food safetyAgrAbility in Georgia co-sponsored a series of produce food safety workshops for military veterans. The purpose of the workshops was to train veterans about the new Food Safety Modernization Act, good agricultural practices, and general produce food safety practices that farmers should observe. Attendees af food training workshopParticipants also learned about AgrAbility and how to sign up. Two workshops were held on UGA research farms in Watkinsville and Tifton GA. More workshops will be conducted throughout the state. Please find two attached photos of the event. Additional photos can be found at

AgrAbility exhibit at Sunbelt ExpoStaff attended the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition on October 17-19, 2017, in Moultrie, Georgia. The Expo is the largest agricultural event of its kind in the South. Georgia AgrAbility's footprint for this year's exhibit was 100 feet by 75 feet. This included a large tent area as well as an open exhibit area for AT demonstrations. Over 2,000 people came to the exhibit area during the three days of the event. Staff engaged many farmers in discussing AgrAbility information, assistive technologies, and how to become a client. Several new clients were identified during the expo. Please find two attached photos of the event. Additional photos can be found at

Staff explaining AT hand controlsGeorgia AgrAbility staff presented at the University of Georgia's Agriculture and Environment Awareness day on the Tifton campus on October 24. Over 900 elementary school students from nearby schools learned about assistive technology and universal design for farmers and ranchers in Georgia. Students also got to try out a demo cab fitted with hand controls, rear view cameras, and other modifications for people with disabilities. Additional photos can be found at

Submitted by Rebecca Brightwell