What does the Bryce Jordan Center, Washington, D.C., and Lancaster County have in common?
Answer: All places that AgrAbility PA has traveled to in the last few weeks!
It's been a full summer of travel and outreach for the project. And it's only July!
Congratulations to three FFA chapters: Cumberland Valley, Central Columbia, and Columbia-Montour A.V.T.S. The students were recognized at a gathering in Bryce Jordan Center during the 88th State Convention & Activities Week held at Penn State.
Read more about the winning projects
AgrAbility staff participated in two outreach events in Lancaster County aimed at reaching Amish and Mennonite communities.
PA partnered with the National AgrAbility Project to participate in an event in Ephrata,
Pa., where the focus was on those with a disability.
The event was attended by over 600 Amish and Mennonites.
PA staff also participated in Horse Progress Days in Leola, Pa
. It was the 24
year for the event, which changes location each year. The
goal of the event is to
promote the combination of animal power and the latest equipment innovations in an effort to support sustainable small scale farming and land
Thanks to the PA Office of Rural Health for their partnership with us at this event, especially Jim Harvey!
the 2017 Farming for Success event hosted by Penn State Extension. The event was attended by over 200 producers and industry professionals. The day began with a motivational speech by Pennsylvania
Russell Redding. He focused on the role each individual is playing in the future of agriculture. Other topics of the day included best conservation
practices to protect the
, pest and noxious weed control, grain bin safety, and farm transition strategies.
Save the Date: Ag Progress Days, Aug 15-17
It's that time of year again! Penn State's Ag Progress Days. AgrAbility PA will be there to meet clients, answer questions, and share resources and information. Looking forward to seeing you there!
When: Aug. 15-17, 2017
Where: Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
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Looking for something fun to do this summer? We've got a list for that!
Check out the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs website! They have a comprehensive and searchable listing of county fairs across the Commonwealth.
Filter by event, location, fan favorites, date and more!
Check it out.
|AT Spotlight: Strong Arm Lift
Do you struggle with tasks such as picking rocks, loading firewood, or lifting feed bags?
If you answered yes to any of those tasks, you need to learn about the Strong Arm Lift!
This device is designed to bolt onto a utility vehicle (see website for compatible models) and assist with loading heavy objects.
Multiple attachments enable you to pick up rocks and perform a variety of other tasks. This is an ideal tool for individuals with mobility impairments, amputations, muscle loss, arthritis, and more.