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February 2012

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Veterans Find New Work on the Farm

The Making a Difference on the Homefront segment on NBC Nightly News features Archi’s Acres, a program that teaches agribusiness to retired soldiers, providing a fresh start for veterans seeking a new career. Watch video

A Prosthetic Arm that "Feels"

Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system—improving motion, control and even feeling. Onstage, patient Amanda Kitts helps demonstrate this next-gen robotic arm. Watch the TED presentation here.

Adaptive Aquatics Program

Adaptive Aquatics provides instruction and equipment to enable children and adults who wish to water ski despite a wide range of impairments. Since 1980, and funded by donations, the program has worked with beginners to international competitors. To learn more, visit their website at

Disability Doesn't Keep 4H-er Down

Jamie Mangum has placed first in at the Southern Regional Horse Show. His love for showing and membership in 4-H has given him the drive he needed to overcome his limitations from cerebral palsy. Now that he has graduated from high school, he volunteers with his 4-H and attends Mississippi Delta Community College, with plans to own a farm. Read story