On April 17-18, Georgia AgrAbility sponsored a workshop titled, "Growing Organic Produce." It was a two-day workshop held at UGA's Tifton campus. The workshop was taught by an organic certifier and a UGA Extension agent. Day one of the workshop, participants went through the basics of what it means to grow certified organic produce and what would be required as a producer. On the second day, participants conducted a mock inspection at Hat Creek Plantation, an organic blueberry farm. Georgia ranks fourth in the U.S. for blueberry production.
On April 26th, Georgia AgrAbility sponsored a workshop titled, "Tractors 101." It was held at UGA's Tifton campus. The workshop was taught by Georgia AgrAbility staff. The one-day workshop focused on the teaching of tractor and equipment safety. While in the classroom, interactive models and videos were used for demonstration purposes. Participants then moved outside for a hands-on portion to learn how to operate a tractor and how to hook up the most common implements.
On April 30th, the University of Georgia College of Engineering hosted their Senior Design Showcase. Future AgrAbility intern, Kyle Haney, and fellow team members presented their project titled, "Easy Hookup of PTO Shaft for a farmer with physical disability." The staff commends these students and their academic successes.
Submitted by Kristen McHugh