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May 2020


Sigma Alpha sorority graphicThank you Sigma Alpha! Sigma Alpha is the ag sorority, sister sorority to Alpha Gamma Rho, that does the beef preview show. They have an annual 5K Duck Race and a raffle. Unfortunately, the 5K had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, but they did have the raffle with some pretty cool gifts including a Yeti cooler. Michigan AgrAbility was the recipient of the fundraiser - and with all of the problems posed, this awesome group of women were still able to raise over $3000 on the raffle plus a $500 contribution from The Andersons!

Meet Jeremy Huffman! Jeremy was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps. Jeremy has a lower back impairment and bending over for extended periods of time is painful. Jeremy has been helped by Michigan AgrAbility's Ned Stoller in his agricultural operation. To assist Jeremy with planting in his greenhouse, a device that was designed by car mechanics is being put to good use supporting Jeremy's lower back when he bends and reaches to place plants in pots. See Jeremy's video here.

Michigan AgrAbility wants to thank all the workers in the agricultural sector for keeping America fed. Staff want these workers to stay healthy and safe! The State of Michigan is still in lockdown and practicing social distancing due to COVID-19. Michigan AgrAbility is committed to sharing resources to assist the agricultural community in navigating this pandemic so that they can continue to take care of their families and employees, farm, and process the food so the rest of the country can eat. Michigan and federal guidance, as well as National AgrAbility resource internet links, have been shared on the Michigan AgrAbility website.

Submitted by Deb Chester