A Nebraska AgrAbility client, whose case was recently closed, was featured on the front page of the Omaha World Herald. See Kyle Lammer's story and video here, as well as information about P.I. Aaron Yoder's successful grant award for farm safety. Kyle has great things to say about AgrAbility: "AgrAbility has given me tools needed in order to truly see my future. I have never felt more optimistic about my operation. AgrAbility and VR have helped me financially obtain tools to help me in all aspects of my operation. I will now be able to expand my operation at a faster pace. Emotionally I feel much less stressed."
Keeping ties with a local veterans' group in Northeast Nebraska, staff discussed how to help the homeless population this winter with cold temperatures. County veteran workers there have been helpful, recommending farmer veterans that could utilize AgrAbility services.
Staff attended the ATP ReUse meeting. The topic of conversation was finding a place to house all assistive technology and discussing how to get those items across the state to potential clients instead of having to pick them up in Lincoln. Many individuals there were new and did not know about AgrAbility.
The NE AgrAbility Annual Advisory Board Meeting was held on the last day of the month, with 12 board members, two students, and six staff members in attendance. The result was shared education and lots of input by all on how to proceed with the project in the coming year.
Submitted by Susan Harris-Broomfield