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January 2020

North Carolina

On December 3 in Greensboro, NC, NCA&T SU agribusiness and food industry management undergraduate students under the leadership of Dr. Kenrett Jefferson-Moore presented projects. The students worked during the semester on case studies for two NC AgrAbility farmers. They presented a marketing plan proposal as their final project. Farmers, NCA&T professors and NC AgrAbility staff served as judges for the projects. The students received a stipend from NC AgrAbility as an incentive for their work with NC AgrAbility farmers.

On December 5-7 in Wilmington, NC, NC AgrAbility participated at The Ag Expo Conference facilitated by the NC Agribusiness Council. Dr. Crystal Kyle presented “Farm Safety and Health: mental health, working with farmers with disabilities, and using technology on farms.” Farmers and service providers had the chance to learn about the program and how to apply for services.

 On December 6 in Raleigh, NC, Beatriz Rodriguez provided a lecture to NCSU bio engineering students for their ag safety class. The lecture was titled, “How to Prevent Injuries in the Ag Workplace” and was about the NC AgrAbility program. Eleven students participated at this interactive session.

Submitted by Beatriz (Betty) Rodriguez