The University of Missouri Extension Missouri AgrAbility staff completed the following, networking, and marketing activities:
- December 2, assisted with Farm Bill workshop in Boone county. MO AgrAbility resources including mental health and opioid materials were handed out and discussed with 20 participants.
- December 3, assisted with Farm Bill seminar for ag lenders in Adair county. MO AgrAbility resources including mental health and opioid materials were handed out and discussed with 35 participants.
- December 4, assisted with Farm Bill seminar for ag lenders in Marion county. AgrAbility resources including mental health and opioid materials were handed out and discussed with 50 participants
- Karen Funkenbusch joined Susan Tachau and Tracy Beck from the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation and Abbie Spackman, AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians, to provide first-hand experiences during the Alternative Financing for Assistive Technology webinar on December 5.
- December 8-9, participated in the 2019 Annual Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) Meeting in Osage Beach, Missouri. The annual meeting is an opportunity for MOFB members to gather, learn about the latest trends in agriculture, meet other like-minded individuals and enjoy great food and entertainment. MO AgrAbility mental health and an opioid tabletop display were showcased along with handing out MO-specific resources and facilitating questions.
- December 10, assisted with Farm Bill workshop in Pettis county. MO AgrAbility resources including mental health and opioid materials were discussed with 72 participants.
- Missouri continues to be involved with the North Central Region (NCR) "Farm and Ranch Wellness: The Next Steps," USDA NIFA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) grant funded initiative. NCR FRSAN projects include:
- PD: David N. Brown, Iowa State University of Science and Technology
- Co-PD: Sean Brotherson, North Dakota State University
- Co-PD: Karen Funkenbusch, University of Missouri
- Co-PD: Jessica Groskopf, University of Nebraska
- Co-PD: Gregg L. Hadley, Kansas State University
- Co-PD: Dee Jepsen, Ohio State University
- Co-PD: Kenneth Martin, Ohio State University
- Co-PD: Kent D. Olson, University of Minnesota
- Co-PD: Josie M. Rudolphi, University of Illinois
- Co-Investigator: Rachel Clews, Kansas State University
- Co-Investigator: Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota
- Co-Investigator: Kathy Dothage, University of Missouri
- Co-Investigator: Christopher Zoller, Ohio State University
Submitted by: Karen Funkenbusch
Maureen Cunningham with the Brain Injury Association of Missouri featured the Missouri AgrAbility Project with an exhibit at the Coordinated School Health Conference in Columbia, Missouri, December 5-6. One-on-one conversations were held with school nurses and counselors who were seeking suggestions for soon-to-be graduates with disabilities, resources for healthy foods for students, and ways to prevent injuries for their students.
Submitted by: Maureen Cunningham