Welcome to the North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership website. Our site is still growing, so be sure to check back with us frequently for new links, pages, and resources. For our brochure click here. Thanks for visiting!
Celebrating NC's Agricultural Diversity
The North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership (NC AgrAbility), is committed to assisting and educating farmers, ranchers, farmworkers and their family members engaged in production agriculture who are living with disabilities. The vision of NC AgrAbility is improve the quality of life for these individuals by helping to eliminate or minimize obstacles that limit independence and producitivity in their agribusiness, agriculture-related occupations, and daily life. We provide assistance, referrals and resources to these individuals who are affected by mental or cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities such as spinal cord injuries or amputations, as well as disabilities related to aging such as Arthritis, to better enable them to continue farming. NC AgrAbility is knowledgeable in the wide diversity of North Carolina agriculture and the different needs of our farmers, from the mountains to the sea. Click here to learn more about us.
Producers with disabilities should have every opportunity to be successful, and the AgrAbility program gives them the assistance and training they need to be profitable and maintain their quality of life.
Roger Beachy, NIFA Directormore testimonial
NC AgrAbility is a collaborative partnership, and is funded by USDA-NIFA through North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Our Partners include the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute, disAbility Resource Center for Independent Living, East Carolina University, and North Carolina State University. Each Partner brings unique strengths and expertise, and statewide networks to offer our AgrAbility farmers and affiliates. To learn more about our partners, click here.
Whom does AgrAbility serve?
AgrAbility serves those engaged in production agriculture or a related occupation who are limited by any type of physical, cognitive, or health-related disability, such as:
- Hearing Loss
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental or Emotional
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Vision Loss
- Developmental Disabilities
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Mobility Limitations
- Respiratory Diseases
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Health-related conditions
The NC AgrAbility Partnership is supported by AgrAbility Project, USDA/NIFA Special Project 2008-41590-04796.