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NEW STAFF ORIENTAION November 14, 2006 Jackson, MS. Agenda Introductions-please provide: Your name State project How long you have been employed on the project Your role on your state project Other information you would like to share. NEW STAFF ORIENTAION November 14, 2006 Jackson, MS.

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new staff orientaion november 14 2006 jackson ms
NEW STAFF ORIENTAIONNovember 14, 2006Jackson, MS
  • Agenda
  • Introductions-please provide:
    • Your name
    • State project
    • How long you have been employed on the project
    • Your role on your state project
    • Other information you would like to share
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NEW STAFF ORIENTAIONNovember 14, 2006Jackson, MS
  • Agenda
  • Introductions-please provide:
    • Your name, Ron Schuler
    • State project, Wisconsin and National
    • How long you have been employed on the project 15 yearsstate and 6 years national
    • Your role on your state project, project leader
    • Other information you would like to share, born and raised on a dairy farm and currently state extension machinery specialist
national agrability project

NATIONAL AGRABILITY PROJECT

NATIONAL AGRABILITY PROJECT (NAP)

AgrAbility History, NAP, Project Objectives

NAP Team Members, Partnerships

Ronald T. Schuler

New Staff Orientation

National AgrAbility Workshop

November 14, 2006

a brief history of agrability
A Brief History of AgrAbility
  • Arose from a grass roots effort championed by Easter Seals
  • Easter Seals shopped the concept to several federal departments before selecting USDA
  • Modeled after pioneering efforts in Iowa (Easter Seals) and Vermont (University)
  • Grown from 8 awards in 1991 to 21 awards totaling about $4.4 M in 2006
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National AgrAbility Project

A

Partnership

Between

Easter Seals and University of Wisconsin-Extension

national project objectives

National Project Objectives

Education-to build capacity by providing education to health, farm and government service providers on accommodating disabilities and preventing secondary injuries in person with disabilities engaged in production agriculture.

2. Networking-to expand capacity through the development of networking activities that encourages the sharing of information and resources among and the securing of the services and/or funds from individuals or organizations not employed by AgrAbility

3. Assistance-to provide farmers with disabilities in AgrAbility and non-AgrAbility states consultative services and technical assistance to increase the liklihood that they and their farm operation experience success.

4. Operations and Management-to increase the efficiency and the effectiveness of state and national project efforts through project management systems.

national agrability organizational chart
National AgrAbility Organizational Chart

* CSREES-Cooperative States Research, Education and Extension Service

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National AgrAbility Organizational Chart

USDA-CSREES Responsibilities:

Administer the Program

Specific responsibilities

Direct the request for proposals

Oversee review process

Insure funded projects follow rules

* CSREES-Cooperative States Research, Education and Extension Service

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National AgrAbility Organizational Chart

Project Leader Responsibilities:

Provides overall management

and reporting activities of the project

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National AgrAbility Organizational Chart

Project Manager Responsibilities:

Coordinates National Training Workshop,

area training and new staff orientation

Directs the preparation of the annual

and final reports

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National AgrAbility Organizational Chart

Assistive Tech. Specialist Responsibilities:

Provide technical support on assistive

technology with a special focus

on secondary injuries

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National AgrAbility Organizational Chart

ES Project Director Responsibilities:

Provide leadership for ES partner

Coordinate education for frontline

rehabilitation and healthcare

professionals and networking

for volunteer program

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National AgrAbility Organizational Chart

Agr. Technologist Responsibilities:

Provide training and technical

assistance on agricultural

machinery, equipment, and

buildings with assistive technology

Manage web site

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National AgrAbility Organizational Chart

Rehabilitation Spec. Responsibilities:

Provides training and technical

assistance with respect to:

assistive technology

government programs

other rehabilitation issues

cultural diversity

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National AgrAbility Organizational Chart

Evaluation Specialist Responsibility:

Directs the evaluation activities

of the program-demographics,

impact study etc.

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National AgrAbility Organizational Chart

Program Assistant Responsibilities:

Provide clerical support, word processing.

Answer toll free phone-serve as receptionist

Complete data entry and desktop publishing

Manage mailings

Maintain Cooperative Extension files

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National AgrAbility Organizational Chart

Marketing and Communication Specialist Responsibilities:

Responds to information requests

Disseminates project-related info. to staff

Coordinates the marketing plan

Produces Monthly Newsletter & Quarterly

principles of partnership

Principles of Partnership

Help state project staff excel

Provide high quality, outcome oriented training, tech. assist. and information dissemination

Leverage opportunities and promote innovation

Lead and promote AgrAbility goals

Provide full access to all information and resources

Build capacity of state project staff

final point partner

Final Point-Partner

Treat your partner the way you would like them to treat you

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