Monthly Archives: May 2017

Improved Workflow Leads to Enhanced Farm Living for Todd Zimmerman

[caption id="attachment_1031" align="alignright" width="337"] Todd with the 3-ton bulk feed bin.[/caption] Todd Zimmerman knows all about the benefits of working with an occupational therapist (OT) to ease his pain and better his workflow around the farm. He had the opportunity through AgrAbility PA and the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) to receive on-farm visits…
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Assistive Technology: Tractor Door Opener

Installing a tractor door opener makes for easier and safer tractor cab access for individuals with mobility impairments. Many older model International tractors, often found on Pennsylvania farms, have doors that do not open wide enough or stay open by themselves. The door hinges toward the front of the tractor rather than the back like…
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AgrAbility PA to award prizes to winning PA FFA chapters in Bridging Horizons Contest

AgrAbility PA's inaugural Bridging Horizons Contest concluded this spring with two winners! The contest provided an opportunity for Pennsylvania FFA Association chapters to make a positive impact in their community by enhancing independence and/or promoting success for farmers with disabilities. Entry categories included three options: completing a service project, developing an assistive technology tabletop demo,…
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