About Us

AgrAbility Virginia promotes safety, wellness, and accessibility on the farm through education, rehabilitative services, and assistive technology.  AgrAbility Virginia services are funded through USDA NIFA and free to Virginia farmers and farm workers.

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AgrAbility Virginia's work is guided by an Advisory Group composed of farmers and practitioners.  We also manage the AgrAbility Virginia Network; a network of stakeholders across the state who support and engage with the AgrAbility Virginia Program.  To see who is working with us, follow the links below.

 

How We Support

We offer support services 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
 

Who We Support

We support a wide diversity of farmers across all farming communities, such as:

  • Small and mid-size farms
  • Rural and urban farm settings
  • Beginning farmers
  • Military veteran farmers
  • Socially disadvantaged farmers
  • Limited resource farmers

We address a wide variety of disabling conditions in agriculture, including, but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Back impairments
  • Amputations
  • Brain/head injury
  • Visual/hearing impairments
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stress and anxiety