AgrAbility National Training Workshop Encore Webinars 2023

Join AgrAbility for six webinars from some of the most requested sessions of the 2023 in-person National Training Workshop

Each one-hour webinar begins at 3:00 p.m. EDT on the given Wednesday. Registration closes the Monday before each webinar.

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  • August 9: “What a Pain! Understanding and Managing Chronic Pain to Stay Active in Life”
    • If pain is like a pest, then pain management in a person is a lot like pest management for a crop. The more you know about the pain you have, the more effectively you can treat it. Almost everyone feels pain at some point in their life, at any age, and in any occupation. In this session, participants will learn about different types of pain and why pain is useful (even when it feels terrible), understand what is happening in the body to produce pain and why this matters for certain treatments, and learn strategies to manage pain to stay active and engaged in everyday life.
      • Kirsten Ambrose- Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
  • September 13: “Brain Injury: Chronic Health Condition and Management for Farmers”
    • Brain injury is not an event or end result: it is often the beginning of a life-long disease process and health condition for farmers. The brain injury can cause or accelerate disabilities related to vision, cognition, mobility, mental health and more. Participants will learn about the relationship of brain injury.
      •  Brent E. Masel, M.D.- University of Texas/Brain Injury Association of America
  • October 11: “SARE Grants – Preparing a Proposal”
    • USDA SARE is a national program that has various due dates for specific grant proposals. SARE grants are farmer-directed research and education projects that are based on real problems farmers have and the solutions they want to try out or share with others. A general logic model, while not specific, is a nice roadmap to get the proposal written with objectives, outputs and activities that help in writing the proposal. Sharing the general grants and their due dates and resources available will also be part of the presentation
      • Lais McCartney- Purdue University/NCR SARE
  • November 8: “What tools are in your AgrAbility truck?”
    • AgrAbility professionals do farm assessments, assistive technology installations/repairs, and whatever else the farmer might need help with. These tasks require a wide range of items, from wrenches, to blow torches, to fabric softener sheets, and much more. Kyle Haney and Ned Stoller will talk about tools in their AgrAbility trucks, their use, and how to acquire them.
      • Kyle Haney- GA AgrAbility and Ned Stoller- National AgrAbility/MI AgrAbility
  • December 13: “Adaptive Beekeeping for People with Disabilities and Veterans”
    • This session will be taught by personnel from four different beekeeping organizations who will explain their services and criteria for participating in their programs. There are many existing programs to help veterans and beekeepers with disabilities improve their apiculture skills and abilities. These range from assistive technology to mental health to educational supports for beekeepers.
      • Ned Stoller- National AgrAbility/MI AgrAbility and Joe Ricker- National AgrAbility
  • January 10: “Veterans in Agriculture Discussion”
    • Agriculture has become an important source of employment and healing for many veterans. A large percentage of veterans come from rural areas, even though not all of them grew up on farms. After leaving the military, they discover that working in agriculture fulfills them in ways that other occupations can’t. Join this session to learn some of the latest options for veterans involved in agriculture.
      • Facilitated by Joe Ricker- National AgrAbility