FarmAgain is a program at UGA 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.
College of Agricultural and Enviromental Sciences
The University of Georgia (UGA) is a part of the Southern Region Farm and Ranch Assistance Network (FRSAN). The FRSAN program is designed to help farmers going through a challenging time. If you are going through a challenging time, experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety, or depression – please reach out to us! We are here to listen and connect you with resources that may be a benefit to you or your loved one. Farming is a stressful occupation, but we need you now more than ever. YOU are your most valuable asset on the farm.
AgrAbility is primarily focused on work-site accommodations and technology that can enable an individual with injuries, disabilities and/or chronic health conditions to remain productive. You or someone you know may benefit from:
Farm Again provides direct assistance to agricultural families with assistive technology, work-site modifications, and independent living. We can also assist with starting a new farm operation (including growing organically).
Farm Again provides information through individual contacts, distribution of resources, agency referrals and public education.
Farm Again provides training opportunities on available resources and assistive technology for consumers and professionals. Contact us for more information about presenting to your organization or group.
Who is eligible?
Those eligible for Farm Again services may be an owner or employee in a production agriculture setting with any type of disability or chronic health condition. It is a free service.
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 own 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:
- Work with you as a team to design your agricultural operation. We will aide in conducting market research for your area to determine the best crops to grow.
- We will identify training to prepare you in your new business venture. This will involve a variety of workshops and mentor ship opportunities.
- We will aide in finding funding to start your new business enterprise.
- We will involve a variety of students at the University of Georgia to aide with everything from market research to graphic design.
Farm Boot Camp
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.
Food Safety for Military Veterans
Workshops on food safety are available for military veterans that either new to farming or have an existing farm.
Farm and Garden Learning Station
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.