Illinois AgrAbility Program's field coordinator, Jim Williams, attended multiple events throughout the area to increase awareness of the program during the month of February. These included both the Agricultural Mechanics Show at the Western University of Illinois and the Commercial Tree Fruit Growers School in Mount Vernon, Illinois. The two events allowed Jim and the staff to share the services of AgrAbility with new potential farm families that may need the organization's support, and to spread the word of the available trainings provided to the community's industry members.
The staff also created and sent a survey to all its ambassadors to learn more about the promotional activities for AgrAbility they have participated in within their local area and to learn more about how staff members can better support them when they do so. This was included as a part of the staff's ambassador communication strategy for the year 2018.
Submitted by Kelly Gagnon