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August 2023


During the month of July, Virginia AgrAbility presented to multiple groups representing a variety of farmers and farm workers. Field staff conducted a seminar for 25 students in attendance at Virginia Governor's School for Agriculture, located on the campus of Virginia Tech. Additionally, the team attended the Virginia Agriculture Teachers' Conference, a Dairy Expo, a workshop on farming and assistive technology, and a presentation to James Madison University nursing students. Project Director Dr. Niewolny presented a program called "Sustaining a Healthy Mind is a Shepherding BMP" as part of a Virginia Cooperative Extension initiative working with sheepherders from Afghanistan who have recently relocated to Northern Virginia.

Submitted by Leslie Lawrence