USDA Awards 21 AgrAbility Grants to Expand Access to Farming for Americans with Disabilities

Penn State was one of 21 universities to receive funding to assist farmers and ranchers living with a disability to continue being active in agriculture. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded the grants, totaling more than $4million, through the AgrAbility Program. Funded projects deliver educational programs that advance farmers’ and health professionals’ knowledge in the area of farm safety; adapt new technologies for farmers with disabilities; provide direct service to agricultural workers; and encourage networking to facilitate information sharing with individuals and organizations not employed by AgrAbility.

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