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September 2021


Nebraska AgrAbility staff will be participating in Niagara University's Emergency Management Disability Awareness Training program in Nebraska in November 2021. The premise of the training is to address the ongoing challenges, misperceptions, inappropriate responses, and lack of ADA compliance as it relates to individuals with disabilities. Funded through a grant from the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities, the program will provide strategies, resources, tools, and guidance to ensure proper and appropriate planning, preparedness, response, and recovery specific to persons with disabilities and access and functional needs.

In May 2021, the SILO movie was made available virtually to families and youth participants of the Fillmore County Extension Youth Ag Safety Day. A community-wide viewing is being planned in Geneva late September. The AgrAbility project is also preparing to share the link and farm safety information at fall outreach events with AgrAbility consumers and the project's advisory council members. Funding for the movie screening was made possible through contributions from Nebraska Extension-Fillmore County and Nebraska AgrAbility via the University of Nebraska Extension's USDA award. Watch the Trailer (2 min). Disaster strikes in a small American farm town when a teenage boy becomes the victim of a grain entrapment. As corn becomes quicksand inside of a 50-foot silo, the town locals must put aside their deeply rooted differences to save him from drowning in the grain they harvest.

Submitted by Susan Harris