AgrAbility National Training Workshop Encore Webinars 2023

Join AgrAbility for six webinars from some of the most requested sessions of the 2023 in-person National Training Workshop Each one-hour webinar begins at 3:00 p.m. EDT on the given Wednesday. Registration closes the Monday before each webinar. August 9: “What a Pain! Understanding and Managing Chronic Pain to Stay Active in Life” If pain is…

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AgrAbility National Training Workshop Encore Webinars 2023

Join AgrAbility for six webinars from some of the most requested sessions of the 2023 in-person National Training Workshop Each one-hour webinar begins at 3:00 p.m. EDT on the given Wednesday. Registration closes the Monday before each webinar. Register here August 9: “What a Pain! Understanding and Managing Chronic Pain to Stay Active in Life” If…

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Missouri

Karen Funkenbusch PI/Project Director University of Missouri-Columbia 408 Clark Hall Columbia, Missouri 65211 Phone: 800.995.8503 funkenbuschk@missouri.edu Mary Keeter Co-PI Innovative Small Farmers’ Outreach Program Farm Outreach Worker Lincoln University PO Box 29 109 Allen Hall Jefferson City, MO 65102-0029 Phone: 314.972.2670 KeeterM@LincolnU.edu Willard Downs Director, Onsite Farmstead Assessments University of Missouri Extension 233 Agricultural Engineering…

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AgrAbility: 30 Years of Impact

AgrAbility: 30 Years of Impact National 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…

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Veterans & Beginning Farmers

Click here for the new AgrAbility brochure for veterans in agriculture Resources Specifically for Farmer Veterans Resources for Veterans Resources for Beginning Farmers Additional Financial Assistance Resources for Rehabilitation and Agriculture   The National AgrAbility Project is committed to helping military veterans who choose agriculture as their “Next Mission,” as well as beginning farmers with disabilities or other…

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For what kind of disabilities does the AgrAbility Program provide services?

Farmers, ranchers, their family members and agricultural workers, including seasonal and migrant farm workers are eligible to receive AgrAbility services. In addition those engaged in agricultural-related occupations, forestry, fishing, and lawn care will find many of the resources available through AgrAbility applicable to their workplaces. AgrAbility has served individuals with a wide range of disability…

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Program Description

Mission Priorities Structure History AgrAbility and Special Populations Getting assistance Starting an AgrAbility Project National AgrAbility brochure Mission The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. For this target audience,…

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Links to Other Organizations

National Resources International Resources Other Disability Resources National Resources State AT Act Projects State Assistive Technology Act programs work to improve the provision of assistive technology to individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive statewide programs of technology-related assistance. www.ataporg.org Directory of State Assistive Technology Act programs www.at3center.net/stateprogram International Resources AgrAbility Australia  AgHealth Australia…

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Davon Goodwin: “Getting My Hands in the Dirt Changed Me”

Davon stands with basket of grapes in vineyard

“When I got on the farm, I felt re-invigorated,” says Davon Goodwin. “I felt a connection. Putting my hands in the dirt changed me.” The Laurinburg, North Carolina, veteran suffered a traumatic brain injury from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2010. He also injured the L 1 and L2 vertebrae in his lower back.…

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