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Kansas AgrAbility Project

Staff

Project Directors

John W. Slocombe, project directorDr. John W. Slocombe

Project Director, Kansas State University
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Manhattan, Kansas

Responsible for reporting activities of the project.

e-mail: slocombe@ksu.edu

Shari Coatney
Project Co-Director, Southeast Kansas Independent Living, Parsons, Kansas

Assists with access to disability organizations and issues though the Kansas Independent Living system and serves as a liaison between the AgrAbility Project and the non-profit independent living and assistive technology sectors of the state.

e-mail: sharic@skilonline.com

TLTawnie Larson

Project Coordinator, Kansas State University
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Manhattan, Kansas

Responsible for program development, internal and external communication, outreach programs, public awareness activities, news releases, promotional literature, informational displays, and is webmaster for the Kansas AgrAbility website.

e-mail: tawnie@ksu.edu

Agriculture Assistive Technology Specialists

Agriculture AT Specialists provide in-depth technical assistance to farmer clients, conduct on-farm evaluations, develop solution recommendations, suggest assistive technology and task modifications, and serve as a liaison and advocate to service providers. Ag AT Specialists coordinate their activities through and report directly to the Project Directors.

Travis Rossman

 

Karin Rasmussen

 

Cassie Ramon

  • Agricultural AT Specialist, Central Kansas
  • Salina, Kansas
  • e-mail: cramon@occk.com

Project partners

Dr. Sara Sack
Evaluator
Assistive Technology for Kansans, Parsons, Kansas

Assistive technology access site liaison, evaluates all data collected for the project to determine customer satisfaction with services provided.

e-mail: ssack@ku.edu

Sheila Simmons
M.A., A.T. Specialist Trainer
Assistive Technology for Kansans, Parsons, Kansas

Assistive technology access site liaison; works with Project Coordinator to provide technical assistance and training so A.T. Specialists are prepared to make site visits and conduct customer evaluations. Also responsible for collecting and analyzing customer data.

e-mail: ssimmons@ku.edu