University of Vermont

Vermont New Farmer Project Vermont New Farmer Project
VT AgrAbility Farmer's Field Day

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield VT
Description: Young’s Milky Way Farm
2528 Connecticut River Road (US5), Springfield, Vt

The event is sponsored by UVM Extension’s AgrAbility Project and the Vermont Center for Independent Living. At noon, the Youngs will offer a free catered luncheon for 100 people (first-come, first-served) and special guests will speak about how to continue farming safely amid health issues.
The field day is for anyone who has had an injury or disease that affects their ability to continue living well. The Youngs have opened up their farm and home to share how they overcame barriers from Kenny’s severe accident approximately eight years ago. With the use of adaptive equipment on the farm and at home, Kenny continues to be actively involved in the farm opera-tion. He also continually helps others, such as by teaching skiing to people with disabilities.
Individuals requesting a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program should contact Geoff Whitchurch at 802-888-4972 or 866-260-5603 by August 4, 2014.

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