The purpose of the AgrAbility Project is to help increase the likelihood that farmers, ranchers, farm workers, and farm family members who are limited by any type of disability or chronic health condition employed in production agriculture or agriculture-related occupations become more successful. Itís about cultivating success in agriculture, employment, and rural life for people with disabilities and their families. The AgrAbility mission is to enhance and protect quality of life and preserve livelihoods. The AgrAbility philosophy represents the very ideals that define American agriculture. Itís about supporting and promoting growth and independence. Itís about no-limit thinking and the can-do spirit. Ultimately, AgrAbility is all about hope!
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AgrAbility links the Extension service
at a land-grant university
with a nonprofit disability service organization
to provide practical education and direct assistance that promotes rural
independence. Our staff offers practical solutions to individuals who work on small or
large operations as well as services to hobby, part-time, farm workers, or seasonal operators.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture,
an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, administers the AgrAbility Project.
The Missouri AgrAbility Project and this product is supported by funds from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under Sponsor Project Number 2009-41590-05431.
Information is available in alternate formats upon request. Please call, 1-800-995-8503.
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