Farm Again is program at the University of Georgia that is made of different grants that serve individuals employed in production agriculture. The projects directly serve individuals that may have conditions (i.e. arthritis, diabetes, spinal cord injury) that make performing certain farm tasks difficult.
AgrAbility is primarily focused on work site accommodations and technology that can enable an individual with injuries, disabilities and/or chronic health condition to remain productive. You or someone you know may benefit from:
Who is eligible?
Do you live in Georgia? Do you have a disability or chronic health condition? Are you new to farming? Are you wanting to start a small scale farming enterprise? Are you ready to put in the hard work that owning your a business requires? If you answered yes to these questions, our Ag-Start project may be able to help you. We accept three new farmers each calendar year into our incubator program. If you are selected, the Ag-Start project will provide the following:
The Farm Boot Camp is a series of workshops that assist beginning farmers with small operations. Workshops vary from how to drive a tractor to finding funding. Workshops are open to the public.
Workshops on food safety are available for military veterans that either new to farming or have an existing farm.
It is a mobile learning lab in which we can show the various technologies and worksite accommodations available to farmers who experience mobility, memory and other issues. We also showcase information on different commodities to assist beginning farmers (i.e. how to start a beekeeping operation). At the Expo each year we bring the Farm and Garden Learning Station so people can see firsthand the many technologies and services that are available. We have a wide variety of vendors that will showcase their products. In the future we also hope to have a physical farm that individuals can visit year around.
Rebecca has been with FarmAgain since 2005. She brings a wealth of experience in the agreas of assistive technology, universal design/ universal design for learning, curriculum development and business planning. Her love of agriculture runs deep. Her family owned a cotton gin for over 80 years in Olgethorpe County. She is in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences / Institute on Human Development and Disability.
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