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March 2019


February gave Kentucky plenty of trouble with more rainfall than the rivers could hold. Sixty-seven percent of their days since the first of the year have had some kind of precipitation. But Kentucky AgrAbility staff are busy with their clients and with planning for the year.

The National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville during the second week of February provided KY AgrAbility the opportunity to see all the new products, talk to vendors, meet up with former consumers, and engage those with disabilities in the goals of AgrAbility. This year the event hosted 890 vendors and more than 300,000 attendees. Held at the Louisville Fair and Expo Center, the event covers more than 27 acres and is the largest indoor ag equipment show in the U.S. It has been held for 54 years at the same location. KY AgrAbility's booth in the West Hall Lobby allows for the Kioti Demonstration tractor to be at the booth for those in attendance to see and explore.

The first weekend in March was the meeting of the Kentucky Organic Association.
The meeting was out of the 300 places available for attendance. The AgrAbility team was there to answer questions and help those with limitations see the accessibility of an agricultural vocation.

Mike Lewis has been traveling across the country talking about veterans and about AgrAbility. He was in Indiana with Cindy Chastain and the NAP to talk to veterans during the first part of March. And of course, the team will be traveling to Lincoln, NE, for the NTW at the end of the month.

Kentucky staff member Maryfrances Gross will be presenting at the ADED conference in Lexington, KY, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. This conference is for driver rehabilitation specialists. KY AgrAbility will also have an exhibit booth there.

Submitted by Linda Bokros