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Assistive Technology: In and Around the Dairy Barn

Each year, AgrAbility PA works with dairy farmers throughout the state to make recommendations on assistive technology devices that are available to help in and around the dairy barn. Some of these options include: [caption id="attachment_2676" align="alignright" width="212"] Rail System in a dairy barn[/caption] Rail system: This system acts as a carrier for the milking…
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From 1840 to present: A Tradition of Family Dairy Farming

The year was 1840: Martin Van Buren was president of the United States of America, Antarctica was discovered as a continent, and Philip Dean’s great-great-grandparents started a dairy farm in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. It may seem like a long time ago – it was. But Philip thinks back to that year with a sense of…
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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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