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April 2022

North Carolina

Group photo taken on a stairwell of NTW participants from North CarolinaPhoto of African American man Davon Goodwin in gray button-down shirt and khaki pants.NC AgrAbility Partnership participated in the National Training Workshop in Madison, WI, from March 14-17. The NTW counted on the participation of 19 North Carolinians, including NC farmer Davon Goodwin, the keynote speaker who shared his continuous healing process with the AgrAbility folks. Dr. Chantel Simpson, NC A&T professor, and Betty Rodriguez, NC AgrAbility manager, presented during the cultural humility panel A smiling woman standing on the right next to a poster titled EXPERIENCES OF FARMERS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY.about the African Slide of African American woman superimposed on photo of green & gold fields with a gold border at the bottom where it says CULTURAL HUMILITY & AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES IN AGRICULTUREAmerican and Latino communities in agriculture. Betty Rodriguez also presented a session, "Growing the Collaborative Work to Better Serve the Needs of Farmers with Disabilities." Two students presented posters: "Experiences of Farmers with a Spinal Cord Injury" by Lauren Rainone, MGH OT doctoral student, and "Expanding Networking and Outreach through Social Media" by Evan Hairston, NCA&T graduate student. NC Group photo taken in a large conference dining room focused on 7 people at a round table.AgrAbility 4 men looking at a red and white poster in a conference room.staff, partners, farmers, students, and collaborators had the opportunity to learn and network at this very re-energizing event. NC AgrAbility appreciates the attendance of eight NC farmers who accepted the invitation to participate at the 2022 NTW.

Submitted by Beatriz (Betty) Rodriguez