Thank you to Nebraska AgrAbility, the NTW 2019 Planning Committee, and each of you that contributed to making NTW 2019 a success! Attending the event were 247 individuals representing 33 states and two countries. There were 70 speakers, 52 sessions, 19 exhibitors, and 6 tours to keep everyone occupied for four days. In the audience were 19 individuals that shared their veteran status, 8 students, and 56 farmers who joined us with the assistance of stipends made available through generous donations and fundraising efforts.
They say it takes a village, and it seems AgrAbility has a great one! While the NTW has been home to raffles, a silent auction, and live auction to raise funds for farmer stipends, on a couple of occasions staff have reached out to attendees to raise funds for special causes. This year, as much of Nebraska was battling floods and the damage resulting from high water and large ice chunks, staff called on everyone to do their small part to help. A total of $1157 was raised for Nebraska farm relief. Thank you! The raffles and auction items again included fantastic donations and will result in close to $10,000 in farmer stipends available for the 2020 NTW.
Submitted by Goodwill of the Finger Lakes