Complete a service project in an AgrAbility related area (see qualifications below) and submit a service story and pictures documenting your project. Projects should have a clear goal and work plan outlined at the time of the project proposal.
For a project idea to qualify it must meet the following criteria:
- Serve a farmer, farm family, agriculture worker or agricultural community
- Serve an individual or a group with a disability or long-term health condition
- Provide a lasting impact (e.g. build a raised bed vs. pull weeds)
- Project can serve a current AgrAbility client, but that is not required
Service project ideas include:
- Raise funds for a farmer who needs financial assistance purchasing assistive technology
- Volunteer time at a community farm or garden that focuses on individuals with disabilities and build a raised bed, wheelchair path, etc.
*Information can be provided on AgrAbility clients in need of assistant if requested.
Example: A farm family needs financial assistance purchasing a utility vehicle to allow their disabled son to continue being a part of the farming activities. They are unable to qualify for other financial services. Working with the family, the service project team conducts a fundraiser in the community and all the proceeds go to help purchase the utility vehicle. The team also writes up a story telling about the family, how the team raised the money, what they were able to achieve and includes pictures of the process.
Projects will be scored based on the following criteria:
- Safety considerations
- Accessibility (e.g. Closed captioning for video)
- Person first language
- Clear goal and work plan were submitted prior to beginning project
- Quality pictures of each step of the process are included
- Proper credit is given to other groups or individuals who may have been involved
- The story demonstrates what lasting impact has been provided
Click here to see the scoring rubric. Deadline for submission is March 21, 2017.