Farming While Disabled

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We are all born with certain abilities and limitations. I am fairly physically active but being the slender gentleman that I am, I know it would not behoove me to try out to be a National Football League offensive lineman. Knowing your limits is important, but we should never let our limitations stop us from achieving our goals and objectives. Some limitations are harder than others to overcome.

Being physically or mentally disabled can make certain task challenging. As a result, people with disabilities can be discouraged in pursuing some endeavors. One endeavor is agricultural production. Agriculture often requires physical exertion and requires mental dexterity which can be challenging for people with disabilities. This does not mean that farming is an unattainable goal. Technology has developed to the point that things that once seemed unthinkable are now possible. The challenge is finding the resources that will make it possible.

That is the purpose of Agrability. The mission of Agrability is “to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America.” Agrability achieves this mission by assisting agricultural workers by connecting them with resources that will allow them to achieve objective of their agricultural operation with a disability.

For more information about Agrability, small farms and other topics, please contact N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center at 919-496-3344 or William Landis,