LEXINGTON, Ky. — Farmers and other professionals with
disabilities can receive training and learn about issues related to disability
in agriculture at the 2014 AgrAbility National Training Workshop.
The workshop will be March 31 to April 3 at the Downtown
Lexington Hilton, 396 W. Vine St., Lexington.
Participants can attend pre-conference sessions, breakouts,
tours and special events. Participants also can attend a banquet with a benefit
auction for farmer and rancher scholarships.
A keynote address will be given by Josh Bleill, a Marine
corporal and community spokesperson for the Indianapolis Colts.
Bleill is a disabled war veteran who was activated for a
tour of duty in Iraq in 2006 and lost both of his legs. He is author of a book,
One Step at a Time: A Young Marine’s
Story of Courage, Hope, and a New Life in the NFL.
“The AgrAbility National Training Workshop is a great
opportunity for farmers, rural health professionals and AgrAbility staff to come
together to network with each other and to participate in special tours and
breakout sessions regarding farming with disability,” said Kylie Hendress,
AgrAbility engagement coordinator based at Purdue University.
Session topics include beekeeping, aquaponics, agritourism,
marketing products, assistive technology for agriculture, veterans in
agriculture, women in agriculture care giving and how to manage and cope with
Hotel rooms are available at a conference rate of $95 per
night. Online hotel reservations must be made by March 7.
Participants can get detailed conference information at
http://workshop.agrability.org/2014 and register with the online registration
form at www.conf.purdue.edu/agrability. Early-bird registration ends March 7,
and final deadline is March 28. There will be no onsite registration.
For more information, contact Hendress at 765-494-6679 or