Travel stipends available for Native American farmers attending AgrAbility’s national workshop

Financial support is available for Native American farmers wanting to attend premier training event addressing issues of disability in agriculture.

Travel stipends available for Native American farmers attending AgrAbility’s national workshop

AgrAbility’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers with disabilities so that they, their families and communities continue to succeed in rural America. They achieve this by adapting technologies and developing programs to enhance service capacity and knowledge. The AgrAbility National Training Workshop is one way they can facilitate networking and provide a direct service to agricultural workers.

The 2017 AgrAbility National Training Workshop will take place March 20-23 in Knoxville, Tennessee. This event addresses issues of disability and will include tours on specialized topics, plenary sessions and a wide variety of breakout sessions.

Travel stipends are available for Native American farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers with disabilities and their caregivers or spouses. AgrAbility will stipend as many as possible, but funds are limited. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Most stipends will be partial, including:

  • Registration to AgrAbility National Training Workshop.
  • Up to four nights hotel accommodations in Knoxville at Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, Hilton Knoxville or Knoxville Marriott.
  • Approved travel: Airfare and transportation to/from airports, or mileage reimbursement (up to 800 miles round trip).

Registration and lodging for stipend recipients are payed directly by National AgrAbility Project. Airfare or mileage are reimbursed after the National Training Workshop takes place. Event registration, list of programs, hotel information and application for travel stipend can be found at 2017 AgrAbility National Training Workshop.

Applications for stipends are due by Feb. 15, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the stipends, please contact Abigail Jensen at 608-262-9336 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

If you are interested in learning more about local AgrAbility opportunities, check out the Michigan AgrAbility Brochure by Michigan State University Extension and Michigan AgrAbility. The goal of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for agricultural workers with disabilities by helping to eliminate or at least minimize obstacles that block their success in production agriculture or related occupations.

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