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August 2022

New Mexico

50 students in blue jeans & dark blue polo shirts facing camera in 3 rows with green trees in backgroundSonja Koukel, project director, presented an introduction to the NM AgrAbility Project to 50 students attending the six-week U.S. Dairy Education & Training Consortium held in Clovis, NM. The USDETC is a multi-university organization established to train and educate the next generation of dairy professionals and is attended by students from universities across the country. The consortium's co-founder is Robert Hagevoort, a NM AgrAbility Project team member.

Two journal articles have been published with collaborators from NM AgrAbility: non-profit team member Jessie Calero and graduated occupational therapy fieldwork student Sandia Wood.

1. From current NMAgrAbility non-profit team member Jessie Calero:
a. Jepsen, S., Akgerman, L., Funkenbusch, K., Calero, J., & Kelejian, H. (2022). Accessibility and Inclusion as an Approach to Enhancing Local Extension Programs. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 10(2), 9.

2. From graduated occupational therapy fieldwork student Sandia Wood:
a. Wood, S., & Hill, M. T. (2022). Avian Assisted Intervention During Covid-19 Pandemic Restrictions. Student Journal of Occupational Therapy, 3(1), 25-29.

Submitted by Mary Hill