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September 2021


Indiana AgrAbility participated as an exhibitor at the Indiana State Fair in the Corteva FFA Pavilion. The exhibit included AgrAbility publications, the "It's About Hope" video, the assistive technology tool tower, the Life Essentials John Deere tractor and lift, and the Bridging Horizons Community Service Contest. Corteva Agriscience has an active Disability Awareness group. They contacted AgrAbility to offer their assistance to staff the display in the FFA Pavilion, which they did. The exhibit provided the opportunity to present AgrAbility and disability awareness to Corteva and the general public. The IndyStar reported attendance for the 18 days to be 830,390 visitors.

Steve Swain, the project rural rehabilitation specialist, conducted a Vocational Rehabilitation Services farm accessibility assessment for a small farm owner. The farm was 10 acres with just over one acre of produce and flowers. His sales include CSAs, farmers markets, restaurants, and an on-farm store.

Submitted by Steve Swain