Alaska AgrAbility's (AKAgrAbility's) summer eNewsletter was published and distributed during the month of August. Staff included articles on Ned Stoller's Alaska visit, what clients can expect from an AgrAbility assessment, Farmer Veteran Coalition national advisory panel, spotlights on a local disability support organization, the long-reach tree trimmer, and upcoming events. Read the copy or sign up to receive future copies here.
In early August, AKAgrAbility participated in the first annual Kenai Peninsula 4-H Ag Expo in Soldotna, Alaska. This agricultural showcase provided vendor opportunities and a front row seat for the community to engage with 4-H exhibits, livestock showing & auction, and workshops and educational opportunities around agricultural concepts. The AKAgrAbility team spoke to many 4-H families and the public at large about assistive technology and provided a demonstration of some smaller equipment.
DeShana York has been participating in the planning committee for the first annual upcoming Farm Bureau Convention & Tradeshow in conjunction with the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (Western SARE) Conference this November 12-14, 2021. The hope is that this new event will bring further education, engagement, and excitement around all thing's agriculture in Alaska. The planning group is seeking vendors and potential presenters. Anyone interested in participating, please contact DeShana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by DeShana York