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February 2018


PA AgrAbility Keystone Farm Show exhibitStaff represented AgrAbility PA at the 2018 Keystone Farm Show, the largest commercial farm equipment and service provider trade show in Pennsylvania. The show targets full-time production farmers in the Mid-Atlantic area. AgrAbility PA provided information to attendees about assistive technology, farm equipment modifications, financial resources, and secondary injury prevention. AgrAbility PA Project Assistant Abbie Spackman talked with many farmers over the three-day event.

PA AgrAbility at 102nd PA Farm Show AgrAbility PA staff had a great opportunity to take part in the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show, which is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture hosted AgrAbility PA and several other governmental and nonprofit organizations. AgrAbility PA was in attendance on the day veterans, active military, and their families, were honored and recognized for their service.

Kendra Martin with PA Secretary RussellPA Dept of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was on hand to talk about the opportunities for all Pennsylvanians in the agricultural industry, but especially highlighted those with military experience. Kendra Martin, outreach coordinator for AgrAbility PA, met with Secretary Russell (pictured).

FFA display highlighting PA AgrAbilityAn FFA chapter put on a display highlighting AgrAbility at the Pennsylvania Farm Show! They placed 3rd in the state display competition! They made a small ATV wheelchair, an adaptive prosthetic wrench, and the chair lift of the tractor went up and down. AgrAbility PA is very proud of this group, indeed!

Submitted by Abbie Spackman