Staff partnered with the University of Georgia Business Law Clinic to provide assistance for Georgia AgrAbility clients that may need legal advice in setting up a new business. This is a free service offered by the University of Georgia School of Law, and allows students to have practical experiential learning opportunities.
Staff attended the August Hay Day on the 29th hosted by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices in Lamar and Upson counties. Activities at Hay Day included: a hay management presentation, industry vendors, and equipment demonstrations. Staff had a Georgia AgrAbility display table and presented information about Georgia AgrAbility to local farmers and industry vendors.
Staff were invited to present a session August 29th at the Paralyzed Veterans of America Healthcare Summit and Expo held in Dallas, Texas. Georgia AgrAbility Co-Director Rebecca Brightwell and Shepherd Center Clinical Manager Myrtice Atrice presented a session titled, "Veterans in Agriculture: Assistive Technology and Work Site Accommodations. "The presentation featured AgrAbility and different work site accommodations. Seventy-five people were in attendance during this session and were able to gain more knowledge and insight about the AgrAbility project. For eight years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has expanded its commitment to spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D), MS, and ALS patient care, through its annual summit.
Submitted by Rebecca Brightwell