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AgrAbility/Farm Again

Posted by romeethredge on October 24, 2014

 At the Sunbelt Expo we saw Dr. Glen Rains, UGA College of Ag, at the AgrAbility/Farm Again booth with examples of things to help folks involved with agriculture that have disabilities.

I was impressed with this “one-handed hammer”.  It has nails in the hollow handle and with a magnet on the end it can be used with one hand.

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Here’s some info about Georgia’s Farm Again

When farm families and workers become ill or injured, man hours that are crucial to the operation of the farm are lost. This is when Farm Again can help. We provide information and services that may make it possible to return to farming.

Farm Again is a free service and focuses on promoting independence for members of the agricultural community who have disabilities. The project is funded by donations and sponsorships. Farm Again is proud to be an affiliate project of the National AgrAbility network.

The program in Georgia is managed by the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Institute on Human Development and Disability in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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You or someone you know may benefit from:

Technical Assistance
Farm Again provides direct assistance to agricultural families with assistive technology, work site modifications, and independent living.

Information Sharing
Farm Again provides information through individual contacts, distribution of resources, agency referrals and public education.

Professional Training
Farm Again provides training opportunities on available resources and assistive technology for consumers and professionals.  Contact us for more information about presenting to your organization or group.

Who is eligible?

Those eligible for Farm Again services may be an owner or employee in a production agriculture setting with any type of disability or chronic health condition. It is a free service.  Contact us to find out more at 1-877-524-6264 / (706) 542-0304 or click here to e-mail us.

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