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January 2009

National AgrAbility Project News

The National AgrAbility Project is migrating THE TOOLBOX: Agricultural Tools, Equipment, Machinery, and Buildings for Farmers and Ranchers with Physical Disabilities to the Internet... More

The NAP represented AgrAbility at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this fall, as Breaking New Ground was recognized for 20 years as an FFA Career Show exhibitor... More

Three NAP staff members were authors on a recently published Journal of Agromedicine paper on the estimated prevalence of disability in U.S. agriculture... More

State and Regional AgrAbility Project News


At the NAP Training Workshop in Wichita Dr. Robert Fetsch, Project Director and National AgrAbility Evaluation Committee chair, presented the latest empirical findings on "Evaluating the Impact of Direct Client Service"... More

Mini-grants awarded by National Easter Seals & Sodexo were used to provide AT for 2 families... More

An occupational therapist from Oregon, which is a state without an AgrAbility project, contacted Colorado AgrAbility this fall after having attended our annual OT/PT workshop last summer... More


AgrAbility in Georgia hosted a series of workshops called Duck Tape, Velcro and Beyond in Northwest Georgia on November 5-7, 2008... More


Indiana AgrAbility/Breaking New Ground is again sponsoring the Bridging Horizons FFA Contest that challenges FFA chapters to complete service projects for people with disabilities in their communities... More

The Indiana AgrAbility/Breaking New Ground advisory team continues to play an important role in the project... More


It was standing-room only on November 19, 2008 when AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians hosted a workshop entitled 'Growing Well with Pain'... More


With carryover dollars, the former NAP project at UW-Madison will continue to maintain the Ag-related Assistive Technology database with over 950 products... More

SRAPs interested in continuing to conduct OT/PT training are welcome to use the AOTA Approved Provider status and the training materials and resources available on the former NAP Extranet site... More

AgrAbility of Wisconsin has established agricultural equipment exchange website with a 'craigslist' format where sellers or donors and buyers can communicate directly with each other to exchange equipment... More

Staff Changes


Jessica Mills, an occupational therapy student from Colorado State University, did her Level I Fieldwork with Colorado AgrAbility. She spent a total of 40 hours under the guidance of Project Manager and therapist Jill Sump learning about the practice of occupational therapy in the unique setting that is AgrAbility.


AgrAbility in Georgia is pleased to announce that Andy Carter will be joining the staff as the Service Coordinator.  Andy most recently worked at Sconyers Cotton Gin & Warehouse in Sycamore, Georgia.  He has also farmed for many years.  He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgia Southwestern State University.


Cally Ehle, AgrAbility of Wisconsin (AAW), accepted a position as Outreach Specialist with the WI Farm Service Agency. Mary Beck, formerly with the previous National AgrAbility Project, replaces Cally as the AAW Senior Outreach Specialist.

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