June 6th, Georgia AgrAbility staff met with a sales representative of Arrowquip to discuss cattle handling equipment. They discussed how the added features of the working systems can benefit farmers and ranchers with disabilities. Having the knowledge of Arrowquip will be a good resource as we provide assistive technology recommendations to clients.
Georgia AgrAbility hosted a webinar with Dr. Therese Willkomm June 5th, "Creating Assistive Technology Solutions for Limited or No Hand Use." There are hundreds of assistive technology solutions that can be created in minutes to accommodate for rural and farm families who experience limited use of upper extremities due to arthritis, finger amputations, arm amputations, strokes, spinal cord injuries, or neuromuscular impairments. This webinar discussed and demonstrated an assortment of devices that can be quickly made to accommodate for upper extremity impairments using everyday tools and materials.
Georgia AgrAbility staff assisted in a volunteer day at a client's home in Calhoun, Georgia. Several organizations were present at the volunteer day including Georgia AgrAbility, USDA, Ag Georgia Farm Credit, Vetlanta, Home Depot, the Georgia Forestry Commission, the Shepherd Center SHARE program, and many more. Georgia AgrAbility staff assisted the client in the installation of fencing on the client's farm.
Submitted by Rebecca Brightwell