The AgrAbility provision of the Farm Bill promotes the combination of agricultural know-how with disability expertise to provide agricultural workers with disabilities the specialized services they need to safely accommodate their disabilities in everyday farm or ranch operations. As authorized, the program engages extension educators, disability experts, health care providers, rural professionals, and volunteers in offering an array of services, including:
- identifying agricultural workers and their families with disabilities and referring them to appropriate resources;
- providing on-site farmstead technical assistance on adapting and using farm or ranch equipment and tools;
- providing on-site farmstead technical assistance on modifying farm or ranch operations and buildings;
- providing agriculture-based education to help prevent further injury and disability;
- providing training to help Extension educators and other rural professionals upgrade their skills in assisting agricultural workers with disabilities; and
- developing and coordinating volunteers and peer counseling networks.
The following statewide services are available:
- Farm House Accessibility Surveys and Information
- Agricultural Worksite Accessibility Surveys
- Assistive Technology Resources
- Educational Resources
- Equipment Modification Information
- Statewide Missouri Independent Living Resources
- Technical Support
Each year the Missouri AgrAbility Program assists hundreds of agricultural workers with disabilities and chronic health conditions to succeed in production agriculture and rural community life.
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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