Where is the National AgrAbility Project located?

Purdue University and the Breaking New Ground Resource Center, located in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering are honored to provide the current home for the National AgrAbility Project. For nearly three decades Purdue has been providing services to farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers, and their families impacted by disability. This has included direct services such as on-site assessments, toll-free helpline, research related to disability and agriculture, development of evidence-based resources for use by consumers and rehabilitation professionals, public awareness activities, professional development opportunities, and development and documentation of assistive technology appropriate for agricultural workplaces. Being a partner with the USDA AgrAbility Program to host the National AgrAbility Project (NAP) provides a wonderful opportunity to expand and enhance these activities through working directly with all of the state and regional AgrAbility projects. In addition, being a host for the National AgrAbility Project provides added opportunities to reach out to over half the states that currently do not have AgrAbility projects through NAP's partnerships with Goodwill International, The Arthritis Foundation and other organizations. Ultimately, the goal is to provide farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers, and their family members with disabilities nationwide the opportunity, to achieve a lifestyle of high quality and satisfaction.