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January 2020


Kelly Gagnon, AgrAbility of Illinois communications coordinator, recently attended the official launch of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Illinois at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 7in Chicago. Three AgrAbility staff members support the FVC in their roles as board members: Kelly Gagnon (board of directors, communication officer), Steve Beasley (board of directors), and Jim Williams (advisory board).

Dr. Josie Rudolphi, AgrAbility of IL co-director, spoke at the Illinois Specialty Crop Conference in Springfield, Illinois, on Friday, January 10. In her presentation, "Farm Stress: Do You Know the Signs?", she educated attendees on the signs and symptoms of common stress and provided them with coping techniques to manage the effects.

Submitted by Megan Crowhurst