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Kansas AgrAbility Project

Kansas AgrAbility is a partnership betweenMan on Combine Lift K-State Research & Extension and Southeast Kansas Independent Living in Parsons. Funding for the project comes from a United States Department of Agriculture grant. The purpose of Kansas AgrAbility is to provide information and resources to help Kansas farmers with disabilities locate and access appropriate assistive occupational technologies.

Kansas AgrAbility assists people involved in production agriculture who work on small or large operations. AgrAbility clients can be owner/operators, farm employees, or their family.

People eligible for AgrAbility services may have any type of disability – physical, cognitive, or sensory. Examples of disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • amputation
  • arthritis
  • back pain or injury
  • hearing impairment or deafness
  • head injury, heart problems
  • multiple sclerosis
  • muscular dystrophy
  • paralysis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • respiratory problems
  • stroke
  • traumatic brain injury

A disability that limits an individual’s capacity to do agricultural work or activities of daily farm living qualifies that person for AgrAbility services.