Kansas AgrAbility started March with the 105th KSU's Cattlemen's Day trade show and educational programs. Over 600 attendees were present, most of them full-time ranchers. Many of the ranchers were interested in the ergonomic hand tools at the KAP interactive exhibit along with one-hand gate openers and noise reducing headphones.
KAP has been working with SAVE Farm (Service member Agricultural Vocation Education Farm) to promote their 2019 Ag Tours for the Warrior Transition Battalion and area veterans. KAP presented at the Ag Tour Kick-Off at Ft. Riley and participated in Clean Up Day of the high tunnel greenhouse alongside service members and Ft. Riley occupational therapists. KAP staff is planning to participate in many of the ag tours, including the upcoming tour of the Olathe Horticulture Research and Extension Center.
KAP staff had a memorable experience in Lincoln at the NTW, networking and absorbing the valuable information shared by other AgrAbility programs, specialists, and clients. Staff participated in the farm tour to UNL's Innovation Campus, Big Red Worms, Ficke Cattle, and Anchor Meadow Farms. Team members enjoyed all aspects of the tours and some may even have a future in vermiculture and Kunekune pigs.
Submitted by Tawnie Larson