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Steve Hoover, Vicki Souter, Rhonda Etter, Rita Nance, Gwain January, Patty Ferguson, Sheila Simmons, Jeff Stringer, Shari Coatney, and Lucy all worked at this year's Four State Farm Show in Pittsburg. Bill Snider, Kyle and Nikki McElroy, Mick Tucker were there to help with the tent set-up and booth displays.
Steve, the Agrability Specialist with SKIL and the Kansas Agrability program explained that most of the focus for this year's event was on solutions to help keep people cool. A simple bandana around the neck filled with beads and soaked in water was a welcome treat for all the workers and the individuals that visited the booth.
Additional information on quick release gate latches, hand tools, visual assisted devises, and even a Segway two wheeled mobility device was available for people to investigate a learn more about.
Steve explained, "It can be used as an assistive technology piece of equipment. One guy came in and is using in a turkey farm operation. he could not get a ATV or a Gator up and down his turkey buildings due to not having enough room."
Steve shared that he had a gentleman who was 94 years old stop and try out the device and found out it is very easy to use and operate.
The Kansas AgrAbility Project assists people with disabilities who are employed in agriculture. The goal is to inform, educate, and assist farmers, farm families, and farm workers who have disabilities, so they can continue to work and thrive in their agricultural career. Contact them at 1-800-KAN DO IT (1-800-526-3648) or on line at http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/agrability/