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Adaptive Beekeeping for People with Disabilities and Veterans

Adaptive Beekeeping for People with Disabilities and Veterans

There are many existing programs to help veterans and beekeepers with disabilities improve their apiculture skills and abilities. Specialties of these programs range from assistive technology to mental health to educational supports for beekeepers. This webinar will address a range of topics related to accessible beekeeping.

Our Presenters:

Ned Stoller is a certified Assistive Technology Professional and agricultural engineer for Michigan AgrAbility and National AgrAbility. In addition, he is an assistive technology consultant for Michigan Rehabilitation Services and Fulfilling Life Ministries, and he is the developer of, an online assistive technology resource for trades workers.

Joe Ricker is a retired Army colonel and the founder of At Ease Orchard, a nonprofit focused on getting veterans, first responders, and their family members into beekeeping and other farm activities. He is also the veteran outreach coordinator for National AgrAbility and Indiana AgrAbility, a position through which he mentors veterans and provides guidance to dozens of veterans every month on pursuing their passion of getting into agriculture. Joe is also the president of Veterans IN Farming, an organization that provides mentorship to help veterans be successful in homesteading, farming, ranching, and other types of agriculture.

To participate in this free, one-hour webinar, click https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.c...m/SV_8bOJLIPTMZWISX4 to access the online registration form. If you have already registered for a 2023 NTW Encore webinar, you do not have to register again (and the system will not allow you to do so). Registration closes Monday, December 11. Please pass on this invitation to others you believe may be interested. Contact AgrAbility at 800-825-4264, visit, or email if you have questions.

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