Farming With a Disability: AgrAbility Keeps Them in the FieldsBy Martin, Kristi; SCI Life, Vol. 3, No. 3, p. 14
Publication Date: May/June 2006
Article focuses on the AgrAbility Project, which was established by Congress in the 1990 Farm Bill to help allow farmers with disabilities to continue to work independently. The project is a consumer-driven United States Department of Agriculture-Cooperative State, Research, Education, and Extension Service funded entity that provides vital support to farmers and farm workers with disabilities and their families. A case is discussed in which AgrAbility installed an electric lift and supplied an all-terrain vehicle to a farmer with a mobility disability. The organization also added concrete flooring to farm buildings and sheds in order to provide more stable footing. AgrAbility projects have provided information and assistance to nearly 1,000 people in all, allowing them to continue working in the agriculture industry and remain vital members of the community.
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