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March 2019


Project Assistant Abbie Spackman spoke with PA Farm Bureau members about stress and pain management during their Northeast Regional Winter Meeting. Attendees included farmers, farm family members, and agribusiness professionals. The session included tips and resources for selfcare and information on when and how to seek professional assistance. Many attendees shared experiences they've had with stress and health impacting their ability to remain active on their farm. Many positive stories were also shared by the group.

Abbie Spackman working PA AgrAbility booth at Safety ExpoAgrAbility PA provided hands-on demos and activities with a focus on preventing secondary injuries during the Penn State Ag Safety Expo. Attendees included college faculty and staff, ag students, FFA chapters, first responders, and farm families. Activities and demos during the expo included grain bin safety, ATV safety, chain saw safety, farm emergency response, large animal rescue, and more!

Abbie Spackman demo of Mr. Lifty at Lebanon County Ext. Crop ConferencePA AgrAbility booth at Lebanon County Extension Crop ConferenceAgrAbility PA participated in the Lebanon County Extension Crop Conference. This day-long event provides farmers and agricultural workers with agricultural policy updates, research results, continuing education credits, and networking opportunities. AgrAbility provided an interactive booth focusing on back health, hand health, and related assistive technology and DIY modifications.

Submitted by Abbie Spackman