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Virginia Cooperative Extension virtual program: AgrAbility Virginia

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Join Garland Mason, coordinator of AgrAbility Virginia and associate in the Center for Food Systems & Community Transformation, to hear how AgrAbility Virginia assists farmers and farm workers with illnesses, injuries, or disabilities that impedes their ability to work safely, effectively, and productively.

The virtual event will be held from 2-3 p.m. Oct. 19. Visit the virtual event's registration page to attend.

AgrAbility Virginia promotes safety, wellness, and accessibility on the farm through education, rehabilitative services, and assistive technology guidance and recommendations. AgrAbility Virginia offers services to farmers at no cost, supports a wide diversity of farmers and farm workers across all farming communities, and addresses a wide variety of disabling conditions in agriculture. 

We work directly with farmers experiencing disability, injury, and illness to identify assistive technologies that will improve accessibility and independence. We also provide training and outreach related to farm stress and mental health to farmers and service providers. Learn how we are enhancing the quality of life across Virginia and helping our farming communities continue to succeed. 

AgrAbility Virginia is administered by Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and Easterseals UCP North Carolina/Virginia Inc., and Virginia Cooperative Extension with funding from USDA NIFA: AgrAbility Project, USDA/NIFA Special Project 2019-2022 (41590-22326).

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