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August 2022


Missouri AgrAbility focused its social media efforts on providing information about staying safe in hot weather and promoting events its client farmers would be interested in, such as urban agriculture, Tai-Chi, accessible beekeeping, regenerative agriculture, and prevention of secondary injuries. Make sure to like and follow Missouri AgrAbility, @MOAgrAbility, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Karen Funkenbusch and Brianna Wittenborn from MU Extension were busy this month creating new print resources related to AgrAbility, rural disability, agricultural safety, behavioral health, chronic disease, wellness, and prevention of secondary injuries, and updating displays to be exhibited at the "Show-Me Farm Safety" booth during the 2022 Missouri State Fair, August 11 through August 21, in Sedalia, Missouri. Campus and regional faculty from MU Extension and outworkers at Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Innovative Small Farmers' Outreach Program (LUCE ISFOP) will be on hand to pass out print materials and share information about the AgrAbility program in Missouri.

Brianna Wittenborn, Karen Funkenbusch, and Tevin Uthlaut from MU Extension updated the "Show-Me Farm Safety" partnership video clips to include closed captioning for rural and urban agricultural ATV safety, UTV safety, grain bin safety, tractor safety, mental health, accessible beekeeping, share the road, livestock safety, and the rollover protection structure (ROPS) program.

Submitted by: Karen Funkenbusch, Tevin Uthlaut, and Brenda Schreck

Missouri AgrAbility paraprofessional staff member Brianna Wittenborn created a new brochure featuring Missouri AgrAbility clients and services available through the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO). This new publication was distributed at the Missouri Rural Health Conference on August 10 and at the Missouri State Fair between August 11 and 21.

Submitted by Maureen Cunningham