Information on farm safety and AgrAbility, designed to assist agricultural workers with disabilities or long-term health conditions. Tips on assistive technology and inspiring stories of farmers who have overcome obstacles to continue farming.
AgrAbility PA's inaugural Bridging Horizons Contest concluded this spring with two winners!
Cumberland Valley, Central Columbia, and Columbia-Montour A.V.T.S. are winners in the Bridging Horizons Contest which promote success for farmers and their families with disabilities.
Modifications for ag worksites vary depending on the disability and farm operation. Many AgrAbility clients in PA have deterioration of joints, arthritis and back injuries from years of farming.
AgrAbility PA joined the National AgrAbility Project for a day of informing legislators, staffers, and legislative aides about the important and necessary role of assistive technology.
Imagine spending your entire life growing no taller than an average 8-year-old and wanting to farm, and you may have some idea what it’s like for brothers Tim and Colby Lehman.
For the past 25 years, Glen Weaver has played a key role in the 2700 acre grain and corn operation owned by Elvin Stoltzfus in Union County.
Jerry and Jayne Deal have deep roots in Somerset County. Over 200 years ago, one of Jerry’s relatives was an original recipient of the William Penn land grant and settled to farm.
David Walrath has farmed the rolling hills of Northern Bradford County for nearly 60 years.
Tim and Blane Sturgeon, successful father-son dairy producers from Lawrence County, PA, understand the challenges of farming with serious health conditions.
As a leader in agricultural safety and health, we can’t imagine anyone is more widely respected and deserving of this award than Dr. Dennis Murphy." By Barbara C. Lee PhD, Senior Associate Editor
PSU students in ag fraternities, a sorority and several clubs held a “Penny War” and spaghetti dinner at University Park which raised nearly $1,000 for a Pennsylvania farmer with a disability.
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has been awarded funding for programs to help prevent serious injuries and to provide assistance to those farming with disabilities.