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Farming is a way of life that values the family working together for a common goal. When a family member is affected by a severe disability, this way of life is challenged.

Since 1991, AgrAbility of Wisconsin has been promoting success in agriculture for farmers with disabilities and their families. AgrAbility of Wisconsin is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension and Easter Seals Wisconsin.

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Vol 18 No 3 

Plowing Ahead Newsletter 

Serving Wisconsin Farmers

Over 4,000 injuries occur on Wisconsin farms each year, many resulting in permanent disabilities. In the entire United States, agricultural production is one of the most hazardous occupations with the highest disabling injury rate of any industry. In addition, farmers and their families also experience the same off-farm injuries as the general public and many chronic illnesses common in agricultural occupations. AgrAbility of Wisconsin can help these farmers continue to farm and live independently.An AgrAbility of Wisconsin client sitting on her John Deere Gator talking with a ESW FARM Program Rehabilitation Specialsit.

AgrAbility services are available to those individuals and their families who are engaged in farming or farm-related occupations and are coping with the effects of a disability. Services are provided at the home or farm and are confidential.

The Wisconsin AgrAbility Project is a cooperative effort of The University of Wisconsin  Extension Service, University of Wisconsin Biological Systems Engineering, Easter Seals Wisconsin, National AgrAbility Project and various other agencies and organizations interested in helping people with disabilities.

This material is based upon work supported by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under special project number 2010-41590-20793.