AgrAbility Virginia assists individuals and their families who farm, and have illnesses, injuries or disabilities that are impeding their ability to work safely, effectively, and productively. The program collaborates with community professionals to:

  • Modify farm and ranch operations
  • Adapt equipment
  • Increase farmstead accessibility
  • Provide financial counseling
  • Identify funding sources
  • Coordinate community Services

The National AgrAbility Project (new NAP) and its state programs are supported by the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), and services are currently delivered in 24 states. The program was originally authorized by the 1990 Farm Bill and has been providing funding to state programs through a competitive grant process since then. AgrAbility Virginia is a program of Easter Seals Virginia, a nonprofit organization, and provides services free of charge through a contract with the Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension.

Winter/Spring 2015

  Click this link to view the full newsletter ~AgrAbility Virginia WINTER/SPRING 2015

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Bobby Jones – Amputation

Bobby Jones is a beef cattle farmer in Chesapeake County. Along with his wife and their son, Bobby owns and operates 179 acres, and an additional 300 rented acres, and raises about 250 head of cattle. In February of 2006, Bobby was out in the field alone when his...

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The AgrAbility Virginia Team