Fwd: AgrAbility Conference- for farmers, ranchers, and
farmworkers with disabilities
tmiller at pirs.org
Mon Aug 26 00:27:39 PDT 2002
>Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 00:26:04 -0700
>To: BulletinBoardPGC at egroups.com
>From: Tink Miller <tmiller at pirs.org>
>Subject: Fwd: AgrAbility Conference- for farmers, ranchers, and
>farmworkers with disabilities
>Please share this conference announcement with people in agriculture who
>have disabilities, and those who serve them.
>Tink Miller, PIRS
>>Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 14:35:27 EDT
>>Subject: AgrAbility Conference- for farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers
>>To: LeadershipIL at ruralinstitute.umt.edu
>>Please find in the text below, information on the National AgrAbility
>>Training Workshop schedule for October 22-25 in Nashville, TN. We want to
>>expand the participation to include more rural, health, and other
>>agriculture-related professionals outside of our current AgrAbility
>>Project staff. To do that, we need
>>everyone's help. We would like you to send the attached message to members
>>of your organization or agency, your customers or constituents, other rural
>>and professional colleagues who are affiliated with agriculture-related
>>interests, and farmers with whom you have contact who you think would have
>>an interest in or would benefit from participating in our workshop.
>>The attachment is in flyer format and can be printed and photocopied as often
>>you like. You might want to include the notice in one of your
>>organization/company's publications. Of course the email message can be cut
>>and pasted into a new message and sent as is. Please let me know to whom
>>you were able to send this so we have a sense of the extent of all our
>>efforts and the eventual returns on them--thanks. We believe this effort
>>will enrich the workshop experience for all. If you have questions, contact
>>me at cmaus at opa.easter-seals.org or Kristin Mahan at
>>kmahan at opa.easter-seals.org or call us at 800-914-4424. Thank you for
>>helping us publicize this event!
>>Very best regards, Carol Maus
>> 2002 NATIONAL AGRABILITY TRAINING WORKSHOP INVITATION & UPDATE
>>The National AgrAbility Training Workshop is fast approaching and we want
>>you to be there! The 2002 Workshop will be held October 22-25 in Nashville,
>>Tennessee. The complete agenda and registration materials for the Workshop
>>are available on our National AgrAbility website at
>>Be sure to check it weekly for the latest Workshop news.
>>This year's new workshop format is designed to provide hands-on experiences
>>for all participants.
>> Tuesday features a special orientation session geared to anyone new
>>to the AgrAbility Project staff and first time workshop attendees and a
>>separate session on "out of the box" funding ideas. The opening plenary
>>session and reception on Tuesday evening will include a PowerPoint
>>presentation with introductions to each state AgrAbility Project's staff
>>members and a brief statement about current project highlights.
>> Wednesday plans include travel on an accessible bus to the Middle
>>Tennessee Experiment Station where participants will engage in six hands-on
>>sessions that spring from three main topics: Machinery and Tools,
>>Agricultural Facilities and New Technologies, and Alternative Crops and
>>Forage Systems. Each of these sessions is being designed to allow for
>>maximum participation and discussion.
>> Thursday morning participants will be offered six concurrent
>>sessions on topics of practical use to AgrAbility Project staff and other
>>rural professionals. Thursday afternoon offerings will include an in-depth,
>>hands-on session involving AgrAbility case studies and a networking/sharing
>>session on ideas and solutions for current topics/challenges of critical
>> Friday the workshop ends at noon after a plenary session focusing on
>>new and innovative ideas and activities for AgrAbility Projects, updates on
>>USDA-CSREES AgrAbility activities, the latest improvements to the AgrAbility
>>Evaluation System, and legislative activities regarding AgrAbility.
>>"Early-bird" registration discount deadline extended to August 16. We hope
>>many who plan to participate will take advantage of this change and send in
>>their registration forms postmarked on or before August 16. We want to make
>>this the most interesting and exciting workshop to date, and professionals
>>from outside the AgrAbility staff will bring new and additional perspectives
>>to the discussion.
>> So, please make plans to attend, and help us increase participation
>>by spreading the word to your colleagues and others who may be interested in
>>promoting success in agriculture for farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers with
>>disabilities. The special hotel rates at the Doubletree Hotel Nashville
>>remain available until September 24, 2002, so make your reservations early
>>to hold your space. Please call the Doubletree Hotel Nashville at
>>1-615-244-8200 and reserve your room as part of the "National AgrAbility
>>Workshop" group. See you in Nashville!!
>> <<2002 WORKSHOP flyer 8.7.02.doc>> <<2002WORKSHOPflyer8_7.pdf>>
>>Carol M. Maus
>>National AgrAbility Project Director
>>Easter Seals, Inc.
>>700 13th Street, NW, Suite 200
>>Washington, DC 20005
>>800-914-4424; 202-347-3066 (voice);
>>202-737-7914 (fax); 202-347-7385 (TTY)
>>cmaus at opa.easter-seals.org (e-mail)
>>Visit www.easter-seals.org to learn more about how Easter Seals
>>helps children and adults with disabilities and their families.
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