Welcome to the upgraded website of the National AgrAbility Project!

The upgraded www.agrability.org contains the valuable resources from the previous site plus new features. Each state — not merely states with AgrAbility projects — is linked under Services in Your State and provides information on state-specific organizations to help agricultural workers with disabilities. Navigation has been improved on many areas of the site. If you…

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Latest AgrAbility Demographic Report Available

The report of nationwide AgrAbility client demographic data for the 2020-21 grant year is available by clicking here. According AgrAbility’s definitions, a “client” is someone who has received at least one onsite AgrAbility consultation, and the report indicates that 1,361 clients were served during the aforementioned reporting period. The report also lists the most common…

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AgrAbility Harvest Preview – Carey Portell

Carey Powell

The upcoming 2019 AgrAbility Harvest newsletter features a story about Carey Portell, who is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the 2019 AgrAbility National Training Workshop (NTW) in Lincoln, NE, on March 25-28. The article, written by longtime Successful Farming editor Cheryl Tevis, is available in accessible PDF by clicking here. If you’re interested…

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Agriculture for Life: Health Promotion and Successful Farming and Ranching for Ag Families

Agriculture for Life: Health Promotion and Successful Farming and Ranching for Ag Families, written by NAP consultant Carla Wilhite and former Oklahoma AgrAbility director Linda Jaco with editorial assistance from Jan Johnston at Oklahoma State University, provides a wealth of helpful guidance, including useful checklists, relevant to both AgrAbility staff and clients. This extensive publication…

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New Publication Highlights AgrAbility Impact

AgrAbility: A USDA Program with Demonstrated Impact is a 4-page publication, contains a basic description of AgrAbility’s services, key statistics about the program’s outreach and impact, and a success story of a program client. Featured is a recent study that indicates a significant increase in quality of life and independent living and working levels for AgrAbility clients as…

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Crowl Cattle Veterans’ Tour

All military veterans and family are invited to join Indiana AgrAbility on August 12th, 2017 at Crowl Cattle in Lafayette, IN. Cadel, a U.S. Army veteran and Rebecca Crowl run their farm with a focus on herd genetics, management practices, and quality. Cows are grazed on locally rented pastures and weaned calves are retained for…

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House and Senate Appropriations Committees recommend restoring AgrAbility funding

After the president’s initial budget recommended eliminating all USDA funding for AgrAbility/farm safety, both the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees recommended restoring AgrAbility/farm safety funding at its current level. However, this does not guarantee that AgrAbility funding will be included in the final federal budget for FY18. The process, in short, is (according to…

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AgrAbility Cut from USDA 2018 Budget

NOTE: see the newer post on the House Appropriations Committee recommendation to restore AgrAbility funding. _________________________________________ Over the past 25 years, USDA/NIFA has been able to support the AgrAbility Program as part of discretionary appropriations under the line item “AgrAbility/Farm Safety.” Since 2015, the line item has provided an annual sum of $4,601,000 to support…

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New AgrAbility video helps military veterans transition into ag careers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The National AgrAbility Project has released a new video explaining the therapeutic and economic benefits of agriculture for current and former members of the armed services and how veterans can successfully transition into careers in farming. The video, called “The Next Mission: Breaking Down Barriers for Veterans in Agriculture” is posted…

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Military, Ag Communities to Come Together at Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference

Farmer Veteran Coalition will host the third annual Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference—United We Farm—November 30 to December 2, 2016 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. For the third consecutive year, farmer veterans from across the nation will come together for the largest gathering of the military and agricultural communities for three days of…

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Great video about Nebraska AgrAbility & VR

Inspiring video about what AgrAbility, VR (vocational rehabilitation services), and our clients can do. William Meyer has a T-4 spinal cord injury but has returned to his fields and to horseback to continue working the family cattle operation. [youtube video=nqdxAtvMtEA]

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