AgrAbility: 30 Years of Impact

Front cover of AgrAbility: 30 Years of Impact publication with three client photos: man tranferring from wheelchair into utility vehicle, man with leg amputations sitting in wheelchair in front of tractor, woman standing with arm around neck of longhorn bovineNational AgrAbility recently released AgrAbility: 30 Years of Impact. Among the highlights are a timeline of the program’s history, descriptions and statistics related to AgrAbility’s major initiatives, and 13 client stories (many with video links) that illustrate the ways that AgrAbility can improve quality of life and cultivate independence for people with disabilities in agriculture.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has supported AgrAbility for more than 30 years. The program is also grateful for its other supporters, like CHS Foundation, Farmer Veteran Coalition, Farm Credit, NEC Foundation, and ButcherBox, to name just a few.

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You might also be interested in AgrAbilityImage of the cover of the 25-year summary report 1991 - 2016: 25 Years, 25 Stories. To celebrate AgrAbility's 25th anniversary, the National AgrAbility Project highlighted 25 of the thousands of stories that illustrate how the program has impacted the lives of people all around the nation, and even those in other countries. Click here for a PDF copy. 

Sara Creech driving tractor

Sara Creech: Veteran finds and shares healing through agriculture

John Enns on scooter with wife Charla walking next to him.

John Enns: Disability didn’t keep him from agriculture or the state house

Keith Raspberry standing next to portable chicken coop

Keith Raspberry: AgrAbility opened his eyes to new opportunities

One of the Lehman brothers working in dairy parlor

Tim and Colby Lehman: Growth disorder didn’t quench their success

Two young men in India constructing wheelchair out of plastic lawn chair and bicycle tires

International Impact: AgrAbility reaches out to the world

Rosendo Ramirez standing with hoe in a field

Rosendo Ramirez: Ingenuity, perseverance, and AgrAbility help overcome amputation

Terrie Webb holding rake in front of red and yellow flower crops

Terrie Webb: A blooming career with help from AgrAbility

Alda Owen kneeling with Pharm dog in front of cattle herd

PHARM Dog: Man’s best friend is prescription for independence

Dustin Franklin standing in front of tractor

Dustin Franklin: Joint pain didn’t mean the end of farming

Ed Bell using standing wheelcair in front of golf cart filled with strawberries with wife sitting on cart

Ed Bell: Adapting through fiery trials

Hubert Von Holten sitting in scooter looking up at man using a lift to get into a truck

Life Essentials: Technology and inspiration to keep farmers working

Joe Thompson smiling while lifting prawns from plastic tub

Joe Thompson: Joint impairments helped spur innovation

James Jeffers standing in front of urban farm patch

James Jeffers: Veteran finds next mission in urban agriculture