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June 2022


Kansas AgrAbility staff connected with potential clients at the Four State Farm in Pittsburg, Kansas, and enjoyed an extra special boost with Life Essentials joining the exhibit. Marty Cotterman with Life Essential brought a utility tractor with a lift inside the exhibit hall and provided truck-bed lift demonstrations outside. KAP staff shared information on solutions for arthritis, memory, and vision supports for farmers and ranchers. Over 10,000 people attended the farm show from Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas.

Carla Wilhite in front of classroom teaching class of rehabilitation professionals seated at desks with green KS AgrAbility bags in front of themCarla Wilhite, Ph.D., and Clayton Lange, Ph.D., conducted a dynamic workshop for rehabilitation professionals titled "Improving Occupational Performance of Kansas Farmers and Ranchers with Disabilities." KAP offered this important workshop to increase the knowledge of occupational therapists, physical therapists, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and AT specialists. Rehabilitation professionals are a referral source for all SRAPs and the more they understand what challenges farmers and ranchers face, the more likely they are to contact an AgrAbility project to assist their clients. KAP offered 5.5 CEUs for occupational therapists at no cost to attendees. Twenty-eight rehabilitation professionals attended the workshop.

Submitted by Sheila Simmons