AgrAbility of Wisconsin

AgrAbility services are available to those individuals and their families who are engaged in farming or farm-related occupations and are coping with the effects of a disability. Services provided at the home or farm are confidential.

About Agrability of Wisconsin

Since 1991, AgrAbility of Wisconsin has been promoting success in agriculture for farmers and their families living with a farm injury, disability, or limitation. AgrAbility of Wisconsin is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin Extension and Easter Seals Wisconsin.

AgrAbility of Wisconsin has created a significant impact on Wisconsin agriculture by providing assistance to 2,500 farmers and farm families who have been able to continue farming or return to the farm worksite through AAW intervention. A strong partnership between Easter Seals and Extension has been key to making Wisconsin’s project one of the most successful of its kind in the country.

To enroll in the AgrAbility program or learn more, call 608-262-9336. Still not sure? Fill out the contact form and request to have more information sent to your home or farm.

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Our Services

Over 4,000 injuries occur on Wisconsin farms each year, many resulting in permanent disabilities. In the entire United States, agricultural production is one of the most hazardous occupations with the highest disabling injury rate of any industry.

AgrAbility services are available to those individuals and their families who are engaged in farming or farm-related occupations and are coping with the effects of a disability. Services provided at the home or farm are confidential.

How We Can Help

AgrAbility estimates that there are 38,740 Wisconsin farmers with some type of limitation or disability. AgrAbility staff design a customized assistance plan based on the type of agribusiness, type of disability and the needs of the individual with the disability and his or her family.

This plan could include:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Farm job restructuring
  • Identification of funding sources
  • Stress management
  • Peer support involvement
  • Farm safety
  • Community and health care coordination

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