The North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership (NC AgrAbility) is part of the federally funded AgrAbility Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Safety (USDA-NIFA). The AgrAbility program consists of a National Project and individually funded state or regional programs. The program supports collaborative partnerships in which state Cooperative Extension Services (CES) based at land-grant universities subcontract to private, non-profit disability organizations.
NC AgrAbility is a project of the NC Agromedicine Institute and is funded through North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Our Partners include East Carolina University’s College of Allied Health Sciences, North Carolina State University’s Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, and the North Carolina Assistive Technology Project. The National Arthritis Foundation-Mid Atlantic and the Network of Centers for Independent Living also assist with program activities.
The mission of NC AgrAbility is to educate and assist farmers, ranchers, farmworkers and their family members engaged in production agriculture who are living with disabilities to enable them to stay actively engaged in production agriculture, agriculture-related occupations, and/or daily life. However, AgrAbility in general does not provide direct funding to consumers due to federal funding restrictions. We rely solely on funds from other grants and support from partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation or other community organization to purchase items like assistive technology or farm adaptations.
Our trainings and professional development session may be offered for a fee. Please contact us for details about our training sessions.
Mail checks to:
NC Agromedicine Institute, East Carolina University
1157 VOA Site C Road
Greenville, NC 27834
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