AgrAbility Virginia helps farmers in need
AgrAbility Virginia promotes safety, wellness and accessibility on the farm through education, rehabilitative services and assistive technology. We support farmers experiencing disability, illness or injury so that they are able to continue farming safely. We provide education, technical assistance, resources, professional development trainings, on-farm assessments and assistive technology recommendations.
AgrAbility Virginia assists farmers with a wide variety of experiences, such as:
- Back impairments
- Brain/head injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Stress and anxiety
- Visual/hearing impairments
We help a diversity of farmers and farmworkers across all agriculture communities to reach their farming goals. We offer support services at no cost to farmers that include, but are not limited to:
- Developing educational resources and trainings for farmers, farmworkers and families.
- Providing disability advocacy.
- Identifying assistive technology for accessibility and mobility.
- Coordinating community services and outreach.
- Connecting farmers to funding sources.
AgrAbility Virginia makes an impact
We provide assistive technologies to farmers in need. When clients or partners are not able to provide the funding for these technologies, we utilize the Assistive Technology Fund. Help us accomplish our mission by donating to this fund.
AgrAbility Virginia services are funded through USDA NIFA and are administered through Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, Easterseals UCP and Virginia Cooperative Extension.Donate to AgrAbility VA
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