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March 2020


Indiana AgrAbility hosted the project's advisory team on February 24. The meeting was to obtain feedback on current activities and to receive feedback and suggestions for moving forward and funding opportunities. There were AgrAbility clients and representatives from the Indiana FFA Foundation, Indiana FFA advisors, Farm Bureau, Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the INDATA Project, the Indiana AgVet Project, the LIFE Project, and the veterans' representative from the lieutenant governor's office. The discussion was lively and constructive.

Steve Swain, Indiana AgrAbility rural rehabilitation specialist, attended the quarterly meeting of the Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services home modification and farm modification workgroup. The workgroup is made up of home and farm assessors who work closely with VR to provide feedback and discuss current policies and procedures for Indiana AgrAbility's VR clients. This meeting was attended by assessors whereas some of the previous meetings included vendors and construction managers.

The Indiana Horticulture Conference was held in Indianapolis at the Marriott East Hotel and Conference Center. The conference provides producers, Extension educators, and vendors, an opportunity to learn from each other and discuss relevant topics to the business. Steve Swain presented a session titled "How Do I Work When My Bones Moan and Groan?"

Submitted by Steve Swain