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January 2020


Indiana AgrAbility staff members Bill Field, Paul Jones, and Steve Swain attended the 2019 Purdue University Extension Professional Development Conference, which was held on the campus of Purdue University. The conference is held over two days and includes breakout sessions for Extension educators as well as presentations from Dr. Jason Henderson, Purdue Extension director. Former Indiana AgrAbility staff member Shawn Ehlers presented a session on IN-PREPared, an emergency preparedness program for Indiana rural communities, including accessibility for people with disabilities.

IN AgrAbility booth at IN Tech ExpoIndiana AgrAbility closed out the calendar year as an exhibitor at the 2019 Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The exhibit included AgrAbility literature and assistive technology, IN-PREPared material, introductory information on the Indiana AgVets project, a John Deere tractor with a Life Essentials lift, and an Action Track Stander power wheelchair. Ag droneIndiana AgrAbility client Ag droneand advisory team member Mark Carter represented Purdue Extension and its drone specialists with a display explaining the use of drones, the regulations involved, and examples of potential applications, and he gave demonstrations of their use.

Submitted by Steve Swain