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Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

AgrAbility Provides Essential Assistive Technologies

Mary Dunn, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, suffers from severe arthritis and many other physical obstacles. An infection resulted in her right leg being amputated below the knee, and her left foot had to be fused to her leg at the ankle. Thanks to Wisconsin AgrAbility, funded by NIFA, Dunn was able to acquire essential assistive technologies to keep her in business. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Alaskan Residents Receive Radon Testing and Mitigation Education Through Workshops

University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service agents offered more than 20 workshops in seven communities that addressed radon prevention, testing and mitigation, and kits were made available statewide for radon testing. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Research Grant Supports Small Company to Treat Unsafe Well Water

A Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from NIFA is supporting a small company in Wise, Virginia, Micronic Technologies, to pursue commercialization of its new technology to treat unsafe well water to the point where the water meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean drinking water safety standards. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

SmartScape Allows Users to Make Hypothetical Changes to Agricultural Landscapes

The University of Wisconsin-Madison created SmartScape, a web-based application that allows users to make hypothetical changes to agricultural landscapes, and see what effect these changes have on a variety of important goods and services. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.