AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians
has been providing information and direct services to farmers and farm
family members affected by disability or long term health condition
since 1995. Due to a lack in funding, AgrAbility services in Pennsylvania
will be provided on a very limited basis and mainly to those farmers
and farm families working with the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational
Rehabilitation (OVR). We will rely on the National AgrAbility Project
to provide other services.
OVR is a state agency that works with individuals with a disability
in regards to retaining or gaining employment. The OVR District Offices
cover a multitude of counties. Please follow the link below to determine
the OVR District Office that provides services for your area.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
for Pennsylvanians provides a critical service to the Commonwealth's
agricultural community. Farming continues to rank as one of the most
dangerous occupations in the country; and farmers struggle each day
to cope with arthritis, knee and back problems -- to name just a few
-- that are caused by the daily demands of production agriculture.
of Agricultural and Extension Education, Department of Agricultural
and Biological Engineering, and Penn State Extension are proud to
partner with the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation to help
farmers with a disability to return and remain with less discomfort
and greater independence.
~ Dr. Connie Baggett