Category Archives: Success Stories

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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PSU students raise funds to benefit a young farmer with a disability

Penn State University students in agricultural fraternities, a sorority, and several clubs held a “Penny War” and spaghetti dinner at University Park which raised nearly $1,000 for a farmer with a disability. [caption id="attachment_2372" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Kyle, a young beef farmer, sustained an injury from a PTO entanglement incident.[/caption] A young beef farmer in northern…
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Dairy Farmer Remains Active Despite Knee and Back Problems

Located in the hills of Somerset County you will find Little Piney Farm, a dairy farm owned and operated by Richard Coughenour and his family. The farm consists of raising approximately 7 beef cows and 40 dairy cattle, on 234 acres. Acreage includes 95 hay, 55 corn, and 10 oats. “I’ve been a dairy farmer…
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